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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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So, without giving notice of his intention to anyone, and without anybody seeing him, one morning before the dawning of the day (which was one of the hottest of the month of July) he donned his suit of armour, mounted Rocinante with his patched-up helmet on, braced his buckler, took his lance, and by the back door of the yard sallied forth upon the plain in the highest contentment and satisfaction at seeing with what ease he had made a beginning with his grand purpose.
As she went up the garden-path she heard her mother singing by the back door, coming in sight of which she perceived Mrs Durbeyfield on the doorstep in the act of wringing a sheet.
Just like he sneaked out the back door, he is dragging us out of the EU by the back door, too, when he says that, whether we like it or not, we will leave on October 31.
IRISH Water has been warned it faces another public revolt if it tries to reintroduce tap levies by the back door.
SHOPWORKERS have urged the Government to drop plans to suspend Sunday trading laws during the Olympics this summer, warning it was an attempt to deregulate opening hours "by the back door".