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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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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.
However, delegates clearly felt any suspension was the thin end of the wedge and an attempt by the Tory-led coalition to deregulate Sunday trading by the back door.
I FOR one wasn't surprised to read that cowardly Nick Clegg sneaked in by the back door instead of facing those outside the Lib Dem Scottish party conference in Perth protesting the cuts imposed by his Tory puppet-masters.
Firstly, Welsh Labour spent the whole of the Assembly campaign making sure that we got the message that, "A vote for anyone other than Labour will let the Conservatives in by the back door.
In his final speech of the campaign, Mr Blair told supporters in Scarborough that registering a protest vote or failing to turn out at the polls risked letting the Tories in by the back door.