noun Also back door .
adjective Also back-door .
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Words nearby backdoor
Example sentences from the Web for backdoor
Pull up any video clip of Lee and you see a player cutting through the paint, head up, hands ready for a pass and a backdoor layup.Lee for 3! Can This South Korean Break the NBA Barrier?|Daniel Malloy|February 5, 2021|Ozy
Once downloaded, the file would install a “backdoor” on the target’s machine.
The administration even tried to push the “Clipper Chip,” which would give them a backdoor into consumer devices.In the Fight Against Extremism, Don't Demonize Surveillance-Busting Tools like Signal and Bitcoin|Alex Gladstein|January 26, 2021|Time
He said barely a word, just stared straight ahead at the backdoor entrance to the Senate Chamber.Inside the assault on the Capitol: Evacuating the Senate|Paul Kane|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
It was early 2019 and I’d gotten word that managers were worried they’d opened a backdoor to a rather intense surveillance effort.Lessons From the Year in Surveillance Tech Debacles|Jesse Marx|December 28, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Yet, after months of backdoor negotiations there was Xi, stone-facedly shaking hands with a smirking Abe.
In Kafr Kanna, because of the blocked highway exit, The Daily Beast was forced to use a backdoor entry to town.A New Intifada? Israel’s Arab Citizen Uprising Spreads|Creede Newton|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That's happening thanks to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Survillence Act, the very "backdoor" discussed here.
The defenders of backdoor searches argue that the same rule should apply in the section 702 situation.
It was “a reasonably featureful backdoor product sold very cheaply,” he says.
He went out through the backdoor into the garden: stood to listen towards the next garden.Ulysses|James Joyce
He went out by the backdoor into the garden, and saw how the sky was clouding up from the south-west.Littlebourne Lock|F. Bayford Harrison
The last Royalist defender of safe measures had vanished through the backdoor.Lectures on the French Revolution|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Early next morning, he tied up his clothes in his handkerchief, crept downstairs noiselessly and let himself out by the backdoor.Babylon, Volume 1 (of 3)|Grant Allen
I had left of drinking of water from the year of '89 in America, but there was a well close by the backdoor.The Autobiography of a Cornish Smuggler|Harry Carter
British Dictionary definitions for backdoor
- a means of entry to a job, position, etc, that is secret, underhand, or obtained through influence
- (as modifier)a backdoor way of making firms pay more
Idioms and Phrases with backdoor
An entry at the rear of a building, as in Deliveries are supposed to be made at the back door only. [First half of 1500s]
A clandestine, unauthorized, or illegal way of operating. For example, Salesmen are constantly trying to push their products by offering special gifts through the back door. This term alludes to the fact that the back door cannot be seen from the front. [Late 1500s]