backdoor

adjective back·door \ ˈbak-ˈdȯr \
Updated on: 18 Jan 2018

Definition of backdoor

2 : involving or being a play in basketball in which a player moves behind the defense and toward the basket to receive a quick pass
  • a backdoor layup

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First Known Use of backdoor

1805


BACKDOOR Defined for English Language Learners

backdoor

adjective

Definition of backdoor for English Language Learners

  • : done in a secret or indirect way



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