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1. Secret or surreptitious; clandestine: a backdoor romance.
2. Devious or underhanded: "Many assail temping as a backdoor way to create a two-tier work force" (Steven Greenhouse).
3. Sports Of or directed toward a player who has slipped behind the opposing defense: a backdoor pass.
1. An unofficial and often improper entrance or channel: Most of the campaign money came through the backdoor. Every admissions process has a backdoor.
2. A means of access to a computer system that allows unauthorized users to circumvent normal authentication procedures.

back′door′ adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backdoor - an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it containsbackdoor - an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it contains
access code, access - a code (a series of characters or digits) that must be entered in some way (typed or dialed or spoken) to get the use of something (a telephone line or a computer or a local area network etc.)
2.backdoor - an entrance at the rear of a buildingbackdoor - an entrance at the rear of a building
exterior door, outside door - a doorway that allows entrance to or exit from a building
3.backdoor - a secret or underhand means of access (to a place or a position)backdoor - a secret or underhand means of access (to a place or a position); "he got his job through the back door"
access - the act of approaching or entering; "he gained access to the building"


back-door [ˌbækˈdɔːr] modif (= underhand) [privatisation, cuts] → détourné(e); [measures] → détourné(e); [deal, increase] → en catiminiback door n
(lit) [house] → porte f de derrière
(fig) to do sth through the back door, to do sth by the back door → faire qch de façon détournée
References in classic literature ?
But the Queen, who was just letting herself in at the backdoor with a latch-key, saw the par- rot getting out through the broken glass.
Then I asked if there was a backdoor to the chest as well as a skylight.
You wouldn't; it would never occur to you that I might want to find out whether anybody at the Yard had found out that there was something precisely in the nature of a sidedoor - it isn't a backdoor - to that chest.
library, thought to be adSage's mobiSage SDK, has allowed backdoor access to a
Our overall position is that you can't turn a backdoor over to any government.
which allows the Epic backdoor to achieve administrator privileges on the system and run unrestricted; and an exploit in Adobe Reader (CVE-2013-3346) that is used in malicious e-mail attachments.
She is also a writer, entrepreneur and owner of the new entertainment group Hollywood Backdoor, as well as a familiar face in the world of reality television.
When Jon won the Power of Veto, the plan to backdoor Allison started to fume.
The report showed a majority of love-themed spam dominated by Trojans, malicious programs containing the Andromeda backdoor and scams exploiting current world events.
Vivid Entertainment have announced that they are releasing a sequel to her blockbuster sex tape 'Backdoor Teen Mom' called 'Farrah 2: Backdoor and More', RadarOnline reported.
The 44-year-old resident heard noises from the backdoor of his house around 9 p.
ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2012 (Frontier Star): The PML-N and PPP have made contacts through backdoor channels in the wake of forthcoming elections' preparations, sources said.