Associations to the word «Alley»

Pictures for the word «Alley»


ALLEY, noun. A narrow street or passageway, especially one through the middle of a block giving access to the rear of lots or buildings.
ALLEY, noun. (baseball) The area between the outfielders, the gap.
ALLEY, noun. (bowling) An establishment where bowling is played; bowling alley.
ALLEY, noun. (tennis) The extra area between the sidelines or tramlines on a tennis court that is used for doubles matches.
ALLEY, noun. A walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes.
ALLEY, noun. A passageway between rows of pews in a church.
ALLEY, noun. (perspective drawing) Any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as to give the appearance of length.
ALLEY, noun. The space between two rows of compositors' stands in a printing office.
ALLEY, noun. A glass marble or taw.
ALLEY CAT, noun. A feral cat in urban contexts.
ALLEY CAT, noun. (figurative) (jocular) A slut, a sexually promiscuous woman.
ALLEY CATS, noun. Plural of alley cat
ALLEY OOP, noun. (basketball) A play in which one player passes the ball to another, who catches it while airborne and dunks or lays it up before landing.
ALLEY OOP, interjection. Used to signal the start of a strenuous activity, such as lifting.
ALLEY OOP, proper noun. An American comic strip created in 1933 by V.T. Hamlin, currently written by Carole Bender and drawn by Jack Bender.
ALLEY OOP, proper noun. The caveman main character of the Alley Oop comic strip
ALLEY OOPS, noun. Plural of alley oop
ALLEY STONE, noun. A colloquial name for the mineral aluminite.

Dictionary definition

ALLEY, noun. A narrow street with walls on both sides.
ALLEY, noun. A lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins.

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