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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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AS someone who pretty much lives on trains and is fluent in National Railese, I know that there is no "smoking in the vestibule areas", that "the buffet is now open for the sale of light refreshments" and that the engineering works going on this weekend are "essential".