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Vestibule or Vestibulum can have the following meanings, each primarily based upon a common origin, from early 17th century French, derived from Latin vestibulum, -i n. "entrance court".

Anatomy

In general, vestibule is a small space or cavity at the beginning of a canal.

Architecture

  • a large entrance
  • a lobby, entrance hall, or passage between the outer door and the interior of a building
  • an enclosed area between two rail cars
  • a reception area
  • a footstool
  • a toilet
  • a bar-stool
  • an antechamber
  • an entry room
  • a laundry chute in an American apartment building
  • a passageway acting as an airlock between two environments
  • Also known as a mud room in the american home association.

Related:

  • a covered section between the outer opening and inner opening of a tent, typically used for the storage of boots, packs and small equipment.

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