back room

noun
1.
a room located in the rear, especially one used only by certain people.
2.
a place where powerful or influential persons, especially politicians, meet to plan secretly or from which they exercise control in an indirect manner: The candidate for mayor was chosen in the precincts' back rooms.
Also, backroom.


Origin:
1585–95

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To back room
Collins
World English Dictionary
back room
 
n
a.  a place where research or planning is done, esp secret research in wartime
 b.  (as modifier): back-room boys

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Slang Dictionary

back room definition


  1. mod.
    secret; concealed. : All the candidates were selected in back room meetings.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
From the outside of the building, the back room was accessible through the building's back door.
There is an electrical panel in our back room near storage racks.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;