back door


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a secret or underhand means of access (to a place or a position)

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an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it contains

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an entrance at the rear of a building

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She turned hurriedly away, and, passing round to a back door, glided up stairs, and tapped at Emmeline's door.
Then we started for the house, and I went in the back door -- you only have to pull a buckskin latch- string, they don't fasten the doors -- but that warn't romantical enough for Tom Sawyer; no way would do him but he must climb up the lightning-rod.
There was a row of windows extending nearly around the sides of the circular room, which rendered the place very light, and there was a back door in addition to the one leading to the front part of the house.
The good Father Claude does not know Norman of Torn if he thinks he runs out the back door like an old woman because a sword looks in at the front door.
You see him in Paris one day, you hear of him at the furthermost point of the French lines immediately afterwards, he reports at headquarters within a few hours, and you meet him slipping out of a back door of the War Office, a day or two later.
We plunged into some by-streets, struck off sharp into a court, and entered a house by a back door.
Ellmother arrived at the back door of the house, they found it locked.
And they went into the garden in the large avenue, where one leaf was falling after the other; and when the lights in the palace had all gradually disappeared, the Raven led little Gerda to the back door, which stood half open.
In the midst of this interview the maid rushed in to say that the master had come home, on which the wife, knowing that he would come straight down to the cottage, hurried the inmates out at the back door, into the grove of fir-trees, probably, which was mentioned as standing near.
Children were commonly brought in at the back door, and requested to stand on newspapers while making their call, so that Alice was begged by her friends to "receive" in the shed or barn whenever possible.
After shutting the gate behind them, I pretended to return to the house, but I immediately went out a back door, and stealing along in the shade of the hedge, I gained yonder clump of elder, from which I could hear and see everything.
I didn't go out at the shop door, but at the back door, which opens into a narrow alley.
It was quicker to go out by the back door, and, after due explanations, they went out by it.
We went out together, by a little back door, into the park, and stole along the chateau to the point which is just below Mademoiselle Stangerson's window.
The next moment Nancy was seen flying out the back door.