Entry from British & World English dictionary
A narrow passage between buildings; an alley.
- Just after midnight the man was returning home via a ginnel running from Skipton Road to Main Street when it appears he was attacked.
- Access roads and ginnels have now been sealed off.
- You have to walk down a dark lane or a dark ginnel to access public transport.
Early 17th century: perhaps from French chenel 'channel'.
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