Definition of Rotten Row in English:

Rotten Row


  • 1A broad track in Hyde Park, London, running from Hyde Park Corner to Kensington Palace, and traditionally used for horse riding.

  • 2Nautical. An area in Portsmouth harbour where navy vessels in need of repair or renovation are moored; (also) any coastal area where dilapidated boats are moored awaiting refit or scrapping.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in The Critical Review.


Rotten Row

/ˌrɒtn ˈrəʊ/