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back door

n
1. a door at the rear or side of a building
2. a means of entry to a job, position, etc, that is secret, underhand, or obtained through influence
3. (as modifier): a backdoor way of making firms pay more.

back′ door′


n.
a secret, furtive, illicit, or indirect method or means.
[1520–30]
back′door′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.back door - a secret or underhand means of access (to a place or a position)back door - 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"
2.back door - an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it containsback door - 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.)
3.back door - an entrance at the rear of a buildingback door - an entrance at the rear of a building
exterior door, outside door - a doorway that allows entrance to or exit from a building
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