from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small sunken area allowing access or light and air to basement doors or windows.
- n. An often narrow passageway between buildings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An outdoor passage offering access to a basement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a passageway between buildings or giving access to a basement
area + way (Wiktionary)