Meaning of “tradesman's entrance” in the English Dictionary

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"tradesman's entrance" in British English

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tradesman's entrancenoun [ S ]

uk /ˈtreɪdz.mənz ˌen.trəns/ us /ˈtreɪdz.mənz ˌen.trəns/ UK old-fashioned

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.

(Definition of “tradesman's entrance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)