back alley

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English[edit]

A back alley in Devonport

Noun[edit]

back alley (plural back alleys)

  1. An alleyway that runs behind a row of houses, or between rows of houses

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Usage notes[edit]

  • In the United Kingdom, a residence whose only entrance is on a back alley will have an address of the form "Back Something Street", where the row of houses is in "Something Street".