ginnel

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English[edit]

A ginnel in Barrowford, Lancashire.

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Etymology[edit]

From ginn (a road or passage down to the sea) +‎ -el (diminutive suffix), ultimately from Old English ginn (an opening, abyss).

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Noun[edit]

ginnel (plural ginnels)

  1. (Britain, especially Yorkshire and Lancashire) A narrow passageway or alley often between terraced houses.

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  • For semantic relationships of this term, see alley in the Thesaurus.

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