Pronunciation: (bak'lôg", -log"), [key]
—n., v., -logged, -log•ging.
1. a reserve or accumulation, as of stock, work, or business: a backlog of business orders.
2. a large log at the back of a hearth to keep up a fire. Cf. forestick.
1. to hold in reserve, as for future handling or repair.
2. 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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