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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.
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)
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