a sunken area leading to a cellar or basement entrance, or in front of basement or cellar windows.
a passageway, especially one between buildings.

1895–1900, Americanism; area + way Unabridged
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areaway (ˈɛərɪəˌweɪ)
1.  a passageway between parts of a building or between different buildings
2.  See area

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Example sentences
Areaway-An open space to allow light and air to a window.
Application is to create a curb cut and replace areaway ironwork.
Application is to construct a rear deck, modify window openings, and alter the
The trench will have removable precast concrete roof panels at the areaway
  floor level.
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