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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.
The general misconception is that finding a company for a backdoor listing is as simple as-forgive my crude analogy-paying a bar fine at your favorite Roxas Boulevard nightclub.
A backdoor is an idea that has been proposed by surveillance hawks--and rejected by privacy advocates--for years.
KARACHI -- Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has agreed to get a bill for new delimitation of constituencies passed by the Senate, sources said Sunday, following backdoor contacts with the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
Based on the information I received, backdoor negotiations between the peace panels have continued even after President Duterte discredited the importance of pursing peace talks with the communist groups,' he said.
OnePlus, an electronics manufacturer based in China, has reportedly been shipping its line of popular smartphones with a hidden backdoor that could allow a hacker to hijack the device relatively effortlessly.
LAHORE:PPP-P President, Asif Ali Zardari told party ticket-holders on Monday that the ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is trying to establish backdoor contacts with the Pakistan People's Party (PPP).
Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a backdoor planted in a server management software product used by hundreds of large businesses around the world.
ESET researchers have been looking into OSX/Keydnap, a Trojan stealing passwords and keys out of OSX keychains by creating a permanent backdoor.