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ginnel (ˈɡɪnəl Pronunciation for ginnel ; ˈdʒɪn-) 



  1. (Northern England, dialect) a narrow passageway between buildings

Word Origin

C17: perhaps a corruption of channel1

Example Sentences Including 'ginnel'

Despondently we make our way back up the ginnel towards the moor where she would often play after school.
Piers Dudgeon THE WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE: The Life and Work of Barbara Taylor Bradford (2005)


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