Definition of waiting list noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


waiting list

BrE BrE//ˈweɪtɪŋ lɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪtɪŋ lɪst//
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a list of people who are waiting for something such as a service or medical treatment that is not yet available There are no places available right now but I'll put you on a waiting list. There's a waiting list to join the golf club. (British English) The government has promised to cut hospital waiting lists.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: waiting list