snicket

EnglishEdit

 
A snicket in Brighouse, West Yorkshire.

EtymologyEdit

Etymology unknown.

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NounEdit

snicket (plural snickets)

  1. (Northern England) A narrow passage or alley. [from 19th c.]
    • 1968, Barry Hines, A Kestrel for a Knave:
      He cut down a snicket between two houses, out into the fields.
    • 2018, Will Eaves, Murmur, Canongate 2018, p. 89:
      Our bikes are where we left them at the entrance to an overgrown snicket of yew, ivy and Hart's-tongue fern, through which a stream dribbles its way into the Ouse.

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