areaway

[air-ee-uh-wey]
noun
  1. a sunken area leading to a cellar or basement entrance, or in front of basement or cellar windows.
  2. a passageway, especially one between buildings.

Origin of areaway

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; area + way1
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British Dictionary definitions for areaway

areaway

noun
  1. a passageway between parts of a building or between different buildings
  2. See area (def. 7)
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