backlog: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bak'lôg", -log"), [key]
— n., v., -logged, -log•ging.
- a reserve or accumulation, as of stock, work, or business: a backlog of business orders.
- a large log at the back of a hearth to keep up a fire. Cf. forestick.
- to hold in reserve, as for future handling or repair.
- to enter and acknowledge (an order) for future shipment.
- to accumulate in a backlog: Orders are starting to backlog faster than we can process them.
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