callejón

noun
ca·​lle·​jón | \kȧlʸeˈḵȯn\
plural callejones\-​ḵōnās \

Definition of callejón 

: the narrow passageway between the shoulder-high barrier around a bullring and the wall of the grandstand

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History and Etymology for callejón

Spanish, literally, narrow lane, narrow pass, augmentative of calleja small street, lane, diminutive of calle street, from Latin callis path

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