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What is a "ginnel"?

Posted by Gary on November 23, 2003

In Reply to: What is a "ginnel"? posted by pdianek on November 23, 2003

: From the Yorkshire Post: "And last week Mark McCall, 37, was shot dead at close range in front of his girlfriend in a ginnel near his home in Pudsey." Definition? Origin?

It's an alleyway between two (usually terraced) houses. In Birmingham we used to call them entries.