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Definition of "vestibule" []

  • A small entrance hall or passage between the outer door and the interior of a house or building. (noun)
  • An enclosed area at the end of a passenger car on a railroad train. (noun)
  • Anatomy A cavity, chamber, or channel that leads to or is an entrance to another cavity: the vestibule to the ear. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vestibule" in a sentence
  • "Even in this strange landscape the vestibule was an impressive display of pink Aswan granite and white alabaster floor."
  • "STEPHEN C. GIDLEY, AGING-IN-PLAC. C.NTRAC.OR: And then we have the vestibule, which is well lit and heated and then we have the elevator, which is wheelchair accessible and it's also safe to carry up four people."
  • "After you cross the vestibule, which is dark, you crouch to pass through the low, rock-cut archway by which you enter the tomb."