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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backlog  \Back"log`\,  n.  [Back,  a.  +  log.] 
  A  large  stick  of  wood,  forming  the  back  of  a  fire  on  the 
  hearth.  [U.S.] 
 
  There  was  first  a  backlog,  from  fifteen  to  four  and 
  twenty  inches  in  diameter  and  five  feet  long,  imbedded 
  in  the  ashes.  --S.  G. 
  Goodrich. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  backlog 
  n  1:  an  accumulation  of  jobs  not  done  or  materials  not  processed 
  that  are  yet  to  be  dealt  with  "a  large  backlog  of 
  orders" 
  2:  large  log  at  the  back  of  a  hearth  fire  [syn:  {log}] 
  3:  something  kept  back  or  saved  for  future  use  or  a  special 
  purpose  [syn:  {reserve},  {stockpile}] 
  v  :  accumulate  and  create  a  backlog 




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