alley gate


noun

a metal spiked gate erected behind a terrace of houses to deter burglars

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Example sentences from the Web for alley gate

  • Yes, I see where the lane turns; I see very well in the dark—never fear—only do not delay—I am so glad you locked the alley-gate.

    Miriam Monfort|Catherine A. Warfield
  • "I suppose burglars are abroad on nights like this," and he quietly relocked the alley-gate.

    Miriam Monfort|Catherine A. Warfield