Definition of backload in US English:

backload

noun

  • A load transported on the return journey of a delivery truck.

    • ‘A key plank of the voluntary Code is the recommendation that freight rates be set ‘with reference’ to a minimum $1.33 a kilometre, with no backloads.’
    • ‘You can direct them to a new job, pick up a backload and deliver the best customer service by letting customers know in advance if traffic conditions will delay the arrival of the vehicle.’
    • ‘It was estimated that about 80% of trucks would be cleaned and pick up a backload.’
    • ‘The time available to pick up a backload is often influenced more strongly by the utilisation of the tractor than that of the trailer.’
    • ‘Planning any furniture removal or backload can be very time consuming and stressful.’

verb

  • 1no object Transport a load on a return journey.

    ‘I get paid for the round trip, even if I don't backload’
  • 2with object Place more charges at the later stages of (a financial agreement) than at the earlier stages.

    ‘the agreement was backloaded’
    ‘backloaded rentals’
    • ‘It was backloaded (the big money didn't come his way until 2003), and it was well short of market value.’
    • ‘After all, the largest impact of the backloaded tax cuts will be felt years from now, and there's ample reason to think that late '90s revenue figures aren't good baselines.’
    • ‘The hangup in the negotiations was the team's desire to backload the contract, trying to keep a lid on its 2000 payroll.’
    • ‘There needs to be a bit of a harder salary cap, one that doesn't allow teams to backload deals with money that a player will never see.’
    • ‘The problem is, the only way they could sign him would be if he accepted an enormously backloaded contract.’
    • ‘The major cuts for the wealthy have been heavily backloaded, because of the requirement that the bill fit into the framework of $1.35 trillion over 10 years set by the budget resolution adopted earlier this month.’
    • ‘Given that the deal is heavily backloaded, it's not out of the question that the club would trade him after two years; his salary rises to $13 million in 2008 and 2009.’
    • ‘With the player only arbitration-eligible after 2003 and open to the possibility of a long-term deal, the team may effectively bury his chances with the organization in an effort to free themselves of their backloaded commitment to him.’
    • ‘‘Owing to changes in the oil and gas projects' tax regime, the oil and gas revenue profile is now likely to be backloaded, with significant increases in revenues starting in fiscal year 2010 rather than fiscal 2006,’ it said.’
    • ‘Plus, the deal is backloaded like a bad mortgage - the broadcasting company's current payment is $389 million, but that soars to $764 million in 2013.’
    • ‘The company has reportedly turned down a nine-year, $55 million offer from Washington, though a spokesperson said the deal was backloaded and worth far less than $55 million in ‘new’ money.’
    • ‘In terms of both shipments and revenues, 2002 will be backloaded to the final two quarters of the year.’
    • ‘The problem is that these tax cuts are backloaded so it's the year 2006 and 2007.’
    • ‘Details have yet to be announced, but I suspect the contract is backloaded a bit too, meaning they'll be paying more and getting less down the road, another fading veteran the team will have to accommodate.’
    • ‘He signed a five-year, $10 million contract, but it's a backloaded deal with only a $200,000 signing bonus.’
    • ‘His contract is backloaded, with a $7 million player option for '04.’
    • ‘Some states proposed complicated statistical techniques for gauging school progress; others backloaded their predicted progress, with far greater gains toward the end of the 12-year timeline.’
    • ‘It ends up being so heavily backloaded that early years are very cheap - 25 years of protection for $31, 50 years for a grand.’
    • ‘While they have adhered to the deadlines set for the phaseout, the actual products on which restrictions are being removed have been selected so that the most sensitive products have been backloaded.’
    • ‘What I'm saying is, the first tax cut was not very well designed, because it is backloaded.’

Pronunciation

backload

/ˈbaklōd//ˈbækloʊd/