Backlog - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbæklɔːɡ|  American pronunciation of the word backlog
Brit.  |ˈbaklɒɡ|  British pronunciation of the word backlog


- an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services)
- the large log at the back of a hearth fire
- something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose (syn: reserve, stockpile)


- accumulate and create a backlog


We have a huge backlog of orders to be filled.

The backlog of unfilled orders is growing at the moment.

It's going to take us months to clear the backlog.

My secretary can't cope with the backlog of paperwork

We have freed up some staff to deal with the backlog of work.

We haven't made much of an inroad into the backlog of work.

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