vestibule

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vestibule

any small bodily cavity or space at the entrance to a passage or canal

Vestibule

An intermediate chamber or passage located between the entrance and interior of a building that serves as a shelter or transitional element from exterior to interior space.

vestibule

[′ves·tə‚byül]
(anatomy)
The central cavity of the bony labyrinth of the ear.
The parts of the membranous labyrinth within the cavity of the bony labyrinth.
The space between the labia minora.
(building construction)
A hall or chamber between the outer door and the interior, or rooms, of a building.

vestibule

An anteroom or small foyer leading into a larger space.
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Closure of the nasal vestibule in atrophic rhinitis--a new non-surgical technique.
The reason for this is that the tram-car at the front of the photograph is fitted with a full-length top cover and also with a driver's ``windscreen'' or vestibule.
Phase I of the deconstruction will consist of preparation of the building, which includes the erection of scaffolding and hoists on the exterior, construction of interior hoist vestibules, erection of sidewalk sheds and perimeter fencing, exterior negative pressure tent enclosures, localized roof, facade and general exterior area clean-up and the removal of existing netting on the exterior of the building.
Most of the vestibules were 300 or 400 SF, too small to accommodate the number of people that could potentially pass through the space at a given time.