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tradesman's entrance

noun [S] uk   /ˈtreɪdz.mənzˌen.trəns/ UK old-fashioned us  
the side or back door of a large house, used, especially in the past, by people delivering goods who were not allowed to use the door at the front of the house: I've forgotten my front-door key, so we'll have to use the tradesmen's entrance.
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