Definition of alley noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    alley

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈæliˌ//
     
     
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  1. 1 (also alleyway
    NAmE//ˈæliweɪ//
     
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    a narrow passage behind or between buildings a narrow/dark alley The car was hidden down a narrow alley downtown. He ran down one of the dark alleys behind the store. see also blind alley, bowling alley
  2. 2 (informal) the pair of parallel lines on a tennis or badminton court that mark the extra area that is used when four people are playing
  3. Idioms
    (right) up your alley
     
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    very suitable for you because it is something that you know a lot about or are very interested in A teaching job would be right up her alley.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: alley