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[al-ee-wey] /ˈæl iˌweɪ/
an alley or lane.
a narrow passageway.
Origin of alleyway
An Americanism dating back to 1780-90; alley1 + way1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Having made the patient as comfortable as circumstances would permit, the girl left the cabin and stepped into the alleyway.

    Captain Calamity Rolf Bennett
  • It was empty then, and its manhole was the foremost one in the alleyway.

    Typhoon Joseph Conrad
  • Slyne hesitated in his stride, stopped, and turned back into the alleyway which led to the saloon.

    The White Blackbird Hudson Douglas
  • On his passage back the hands in the alleyway swore at him for a fool.

    Typhoon Joseph Conrad
  • There was only a small yard with a tiny grass plot and an alleyway running through at the back.

    A Modern Cinderella Amanda M. Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for alleyway


a narrow passage; alley
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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