Back door
Back door Back" door" A door in the back part of a building; hence, an indirect way. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

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  • Back door — may refer to:* Backdoor (computing), is a hidden method for bypassing normal computer authentication systems. * Back Door (jazz trio), a British jazz trio, drums sax and bass guitar, who played in the bar of the highest pub on the Yorkshire moors …   Wikipedia

  • back door — n 1.) a door at the back or side of a building 2.) get in through the back door to achieve something by having an unfair secret advantage ▪ His father works for the company so he got in through the back door …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • back door — noun count * a door at the back or side of a building by/through the back door using secret or dishonest methods to achieve something, and hoping that people do not realize what is happening: They managed to sneak the legislation in through the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • back|door — back door, 1. a door in the back of a room or house. 2. Figurative. a secret, devious, or irregular means. »[She] charged that the Democratic plan was “socialized medicine by the back door” (New York Times). back|door «BAK DR, DOHR», adjective.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • back door — [n] secretive or illicit method back entrance, back way, indirect access, means of entry, trap door; concepts 274,631 …   New thesaurus

  • back door — back′ door′ n. a secret, furtive, illicit, or indirect method or means • Etymology: 1520–30 back′door′, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • back-door — ˌback ˈdoor [back door] adjective only before noun using indirect or secret means in order to achieve sth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Back Door — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Jazzrock, Blues Gründung 1971 Auflösung 1977 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • back door — noun 1. a secret or underhand means of access (to a place or a position) (Freq. 1) he got his job through the back door • Syn: ↑backdoor • Hypernyms: ↑access 2. an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it contains …   Useful english dictionary

  • back door */ — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms back door : singular back door plural back doors a door at the back or side of a building • by/through the back door using secret or dishonest methods to achieve something, and hoping that people do not realize …   English dictionary

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