corridor

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cor·ri·dor

noun \ˈkr-ə-dər, ˈkär-, -ˌdr\

: a long, narrow passage inside a building or train with doors that lead to rooms on each side

: a long narrow piece of land

: a narrow area of land that is known for something specified

Full Definition of CORRIDOR

1
a :  a passageway (as in a hotel or office building) into which compartments or rooms open
b :  a place or position in which especially political power is wielded through discussion and deal-making <was excluded from the corridors of power after losing the election>
2
:  a usually narrow passageway or route: as
a :  a narrow strip of land through foreign-held territory
b :  a restricted lane for air traffic
c :  a land path used by migrating animals
3
a :  a densely populated strip of land including two or more major cities <the Northeast corridor stretching from Washington into New England — S. D. Browne>
b :  an area or stretch of land identified by a specific common characteristic or purpose <a corridor of liberalism> <the city's industrial corridor>

Examples of CORRIDOR

  1. They pushed me down the hospital corridor to the operating room.
  2. A corridor of land lies between the two mountain ranges.

Origin of CORRIDOR

Middle French, from Italian dialect (N Italy) corridore, from correre to run, from Latin currere — more at car
First Known Use: 1719

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector

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