(noun, verb)


1. (publishing) A list of older books available from a publisher, as opposed to the frontlist of more recent titles.


1. (transitive) To hold back a student's application (to a college etc.) based on whether a preferred candidate declines their offer.

- I have not heard back from the college yet: I must have been backlisted.

2. (transitive, publishing) To place (a book) on a backlist.