Definition of snicket in English:

Share this entry

snicket

Pronunciation: /ˈsnɪkɪt/

noun

chiefly Northern English
A narrow passage between houses; an alleyway.
Example sentences
  • Bradford's snickets, the alleyways and passages which link streets and roads, are often well-used, convenient short-cuts for pedestrians, helping to avoid long walks around the houses.
  • Look hard enough, and behind the snickets, gates and timbered houses you'll find a wealth of medieval guildhalls, Georgian town houses and National Trust properties.
  • Alleys, snickets and paths used by criminals to access properties and escape from crime scenes across York could be shut off under a groundbreaking scheme.

Origin

Late 19th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with snicket

cricket, midwicket, picket, picquet, piquet, pricket, thicket, ticket, wicket

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: snicket

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.