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Definition of "spinney" [spin•ney]

  • Chiefly British A small grove; a copse. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spinney" in a sentence
  • "The spinney was a mixture of beech, ash, sycamore and elm, more recent planting than the woodland they'd been in the previous night."
  • "I was here alone in a lonely field, at nine of the clock on a winter night, and there, flittering and gliding through the spinney was a something in white."
  • "We blew the road and retreated and things went a little quieter, the Northumberland Hussars covered us while we retreated and as we had not slept for 3days and nights, we pulled into a little spinney and had some food, a wash, and slept."