any department or office, as a private office or a department of record keeping, that is not usually seen by outsiders.
Adoboli might have learned how to hide his losses during a stint in the UBS back office before he became a trader.
The Hero Rogue Trader William Underhill September 15, 2011
Everyone—staff, stars, rookies, front office, back office—has to be in top form, at the top of their game.
Tony La Russa Explains How To Make It To The World Series Dave Pottruck October 3, 2014
There are back office people who track who wins by how many seconds.
When a Bomb Goes Off in Afghanistan Heidi Vogt May 11, 2013
But tales from the back office never make the headlines unless there is a screw-up.
How the Shutdown Could Make You Sick Kent Sepkowitz October 2, 2013
And even among those keeping their headquarters in Gotham, many have shipped most of their back office operations elsewhere.
The Revolt Against Urban Gentry Joel Kotkin November 29, 2013
There was no sign of the thug, but Fats came out of his back office just as Gordon reached the little bar.
Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
I closed the back office door quietly and went back to work.
The Kenzie Report Mark Clifton
After a certain period of the night with Amos in his back office, everything was a blank.
Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew Robert McReynolds
Mr. Wade,” he said, at last, “will you step into my back office with me a moment?
King Spruce, A Novel Holman Day
They’re installing a ‘phone now, and he will sleep on a cot in the back office.
The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
the administrative and support staff of a financial institution or other business
(as modifier): back-office operations
- Back on one’s feet
see: on one’s feet
- Back order
Commerce. an order or part of an order waiting to be filled. to treat as a back order: We have to back-order your sofa until the new fabric arrives. Historical Examples The more usual custom is to give the back order the same number as the original of which it is a part. Cyclopedia of […]
a pack or knapsack, often of canvas or nylon, to be carried on one’s back, sometimes supported on a lightweight metal frame strapped to the body. a piece of equipment designed to be used while being carried on the back. to go on a hike, using a backpack: We went backpacking in the Adirondacks. to […]
a briefing for the press in which an official, often from government or business, gives background information to clarify particular policies, actions, or newsworthy issues, with the understanding that the official will not be named or quoted directly in any resulting press reports. any briefing or report for the purpose of providing background information.