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[al-ee-wey] /ˈæl iˌweɪ/
an alley or lane.
a narrow passageway.
Origin of alleyway
1780-90, Americanism; alley1 + way1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for alleyway
  • Stepping into a side hall he stood by a window that looked into an alleyway.
  • His tiny bloodshot eyes looked up and down the alleyway.
  • The alleyway next door emits the bluish glow of television sets powered by portable generators.
  • On your left will be the small alleyway that is home to the club.
  • With an office that looks onto an alleyway and a dumpster.
  • alleyway entrance to private parking garage on the left side of street.
  • The subject was last seen running toward the alleyway.
  • The back alleyway is too narrow to allow for tractor-trailers to be maneuvered.
  • Do not drain the pool to the street, alleyway, or other city right-of-way.
British Dictionary definitions for alleyway


a narrow passage; alley
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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