Definition of Back street

1. Noun. A narrow street with walls on both sides.

Exact synonyms: Alley, Alleyway
Generic synonyms: Street

Definition of Back street

1. Noun. A usually small and narrow street or alley, especially one in inferior or poorer parts of a city, away from the centre. ¹

2. Noun. A secret, clandestine or illegal scene. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Back Street

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back projections
back road
back room
back row
back rows
back scrubber
back seat
back seats
back slap
back stairs
back stories
back story
back straight
back straights
back street (current term)
back talk
back teeth
back to back jack
back to back ticket
back to basics
back to front
back to nature
back to square one
back to the drawing board
back to the wall
back tooth
back up
back vowel
back wall

Literary usage of Back street

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Record of the Streets, Alleys, Places, Etc. in the City of Boston by Boston (Mass.) Street laying-out dept (1910)
"*back street, Dor. and W. Rox., 1840; from Blue Hill avenue to Hyde Park hne; after annexation of Dorchester westerly line of back street made boundary line ..."

2. The History of Portland, from 1632 to 1864: With a Notice of Previous by William Willis (1865)
"Franklin street was laid out in 1756 from Middle to back street, ... From Back street to Back Cove a street was laid out on the same course with Fiddle ..."

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