Definition of snicket in English:

snicket

noun

Northern English
  • A narrow passage between houses; an alleyway.

    • ‘The two men, who are both described as white, ran away down a nearby snicket.’
    • ‘Bradford's snickets, the alleyways and passages which link streets and roads, are often well-used, convenient short-cuts for pedestrians, helping to avoid long walks around the houses.’
    • ‘Alleys, snickets and paths used by criminals to access properties and escape from crime scenes across York could be shut off under a groundbreaking scheme.’
    • ‘But after a chase through snickets and alleyways, he again got away.’
    • ‘Look hard enough, and behind the snickets, gates and timbered houses you'll find a wealth of medieval guildhalls, Georgian town houses and National Trust properties.’
    byroad, byway, bridleway, bridle path, path, pathway, footpath, way, towpath, trail, track, road, street, alley, alleyway, roadway, passage, thoroughfare
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Origin

Late 19th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

snicket

/ˈsnɪkɪt/