a secret, unofficial, or informal channel of communication as used in politics or diplomacy:
sensitive information passed on through a back channel.
It essentially uses the award as a backchannel to decisively endorse the Polish version of the Katyn events.
The Kremlin’s Amazing PR Turnaround Michael Idov June 7, 2010
a secret, indirect, or irregular means of communication, esp. for sensitive government and diplomacy matters
back channel, adj; back channel, v
A secret conduit for information:Clinton’s backchannel during the trouble was the Russian Embassy (1990s+)
to skate back toward one’s defensive zone obstructing or impeding the movement or progress of one or more opponents on attack. Compare check1 (def 15), fore-check. to check over or through; review: Back-check the files to see if the patient’s records are there.
backdrop (def 1). Historical Examples In Marius the background is merely a backcloth for mental poses plastiques. Masques & Phases Robert Ross Requires a dab of red in all that backcloth of green and black, doesnt it? Twos and Threes G. B. Stern noun a large painted curtain hanging at the back of a stage […]
verb to comb the under layers of (the hair) towards the roots to give more bulk to a hairstyle Also tease
a sparsely populated rural region remote from a settled area. Australian. a remote, undeveloped part of a large farm or cattle station. Contemporary Examples The NPHA, citing safety concerns, has also suggested setting up a basic, emergency-call-only cell system in the backcountry. Keep Our Wilderness Off Of Wi-Fi Michael Schulson September 2, 2014 The helmet […]