from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A door in the back part of a building; hence, an indirect way.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A subsidiary entrance to a building or house at its rear, normally away from the street.
  • noun A means of access, often secret and unprotected, to something.
  • noun computing A secret means of access to a program or system.
  • noun slang The anus, generally used in reference to anal sex.
  • adjective US, baseball The path of a pitch which starts outside and then slides over the plate.
  • verb To attempt to accomplish by indirect means, especially when direct means are proscribed.
  • verb surfing To enter a tube by accelerating from behind; to surf into an already formed hollow wave, in contrast to the normal method of slowing to allow a surfable wave to form.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a secret or underhand means of access (to a place or a position)
  • noun an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it contains
  • noun an entrance at the rear of a building


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