Meaning of “back order” in the English Dictionary

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back ordernoun [ C ]

uk us COMMERCE

a request for goods that are not available now but will be available in the future:

Unfortunately we are not able to process back orders.
Pharmacies that carried the vaccine now say it is on back order.
back-order
verb [ T ]

If you want to back-order an item that is out of stock, please contact us via this link.

(Definition of “back order” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)