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alleyway

[al-ee-wey]
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noun
  1. an alley or lane.
  2. a narrow passageway.
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Origin of alleyway

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90; alley1 + way1
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Related Words

lane, walk, passageway, path, alleyway, pathway, access, alley, avenue, channel, corridor, course, entrance, exit, gap, hall, hallway, line, lobby, opening

Examples from the Web for alleyway

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Historical Examples

  • At first he thought he had left the alleyway in the very moment of her sinking.

    Typhoon

    Joseph Conrad

  • On his passage back the hands in the alleyway swore at him for a fool.

    Typhoon

    Joseph Conrad

  • It was empty then, and its manhole was the foremost one in the alleyway.

    Typhoon

    Joseph Conrad

  • Suddenly, as they turned an alleyway, a volley from the Mexican garrison was fired.

    For the Liberty of Texas

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • Out in the alleyway, low yet clear, a whistle sounded—twice.

    Warrior Gap

    Charles King


British Dictionary definitions for alleyway

alleyway

noun
  1. a narrow passage; alley
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