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vestibule

any small bodily cavity or space at the entrance to a passage or canal
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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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

vestibule

An anteroom or small foyer leading into a larger space.
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2010), to requiring vestibule doors in commercial buildings in the climate zones 3 through 8 to reduce air infiltration to minimize the energy losses of entrance doors.
[C.sub.A] = overall air coefficient for a single or vestibule door, [m.sup.3]/sx[Pa.sup.0.5]x[m.sup.2](cfm/[psi.sup.0.5]x[ft.sup.2])
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.
The estimated $1 million proposal would require visitors to check in with office staff and be buzzed in twice -- once at the exterior doors and again at interior vestibule doors -- before gaining access into any school, spokeswoman Carol Smith said.
Elevator vestibules on each floor are now defined by pilasters and finished with blue-grey granite.
The Grand Central Partnership (GCP) and four major New York City banks are celebrating the success of their joint outreach program to assist the homeless seeking shelter in the bank vestibules of selected banks in the Grand Central area.