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a secret, unofficial, or informal channel of communication as used in politics or diplomacy:
sensitive information passed on through a back channel.
Contemporary Examples

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
Word Origin

Usage Note

back channel, adj; back channel, v


A secret conduit for information:Clinton’s backchannel during the trouble was the Russian Embassy (1990s+)


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