American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Secret or surreptitious; clandestine: a backdoor romance.
- adj. Sports Of or directed toward a player who has slipped behind the opposing defense: a backdoor pass.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Acting from behind and in concealment; backstairs.
- n. an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it contains
- n. a secret or underhand means of access (to a place or a position)
- n. an entrance at the rear of a building
- From the phrase back door. (Wiktionary)
“Kind of brings new meaning to the term backdoor pass.”
“We have got what we call a backdoor cold front which is dropping through the region.”
“Simon Derrick, of Bank of New York Mellon, said the move was fuelling speculation that Beijing was involved in backdoor deals with the US administration to nudge its currency upwards.”
“There exists secret laws that both deny the publication of the said laws and that force Google and other search engines to give access for the US government for all these data, as well as builtin backdoor access for US government into every single windows OS there is.”
“As part of the program approved by President Bush for domestic surveillance without warrants, the N.S.A. has gained the cooperation of American telecommunications companies to obtain backdoor access to streams of domestic and international communications, the officials said.”
“The Santa Teresa or Salkantay Trek is sometimes referred to as the backdoor route to the ruins.”
“Most Americans don’t trust our politicians and to pass something this massive through the backdoor is not going to help congress earn that trust.”
“Last month, SEC commissioner Luis Aguilar cited "accounting deficiencies" and "outright vessels of fraud" among a class of Chinese stocks called backdoor mergers that sidestep an initial public offering to list assets on U.S. markets through dormant listings.”
“Subjects must be completely sedated, but with one portal, or what programmers might call a backdoor, left open to wake them up.”
“Coltaine - What you are thinking of happens sometimes, but it is what is called a backdoor pilot.”
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