Meaning of corridor


Pronunciation: (kôr'i-dur, -dôr", kor'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a gallery or passage connecting parts of a building; hallway.
  2. a passage into which several rooms or apartments open.
  3. a passageway in a passenger ship or railroad car permitting access to separate cabins or compartments.
  4. a narrow tract of land forming a passageway, as one connecting two major cities or one belonging to an inland country and affording an outlet to the sea: the Polish Corridor.
  5. a usually densely populated region characterized by one or more well-traveled routes used by railroad, airline, or other carriers: The Northeast corridor extends from Washington, D.C., to Boston.
  6. a restricted path along which an aircraft must travel to avoid hostile action, other air traffic, etc.
  7. a carefully calculated path through the atmosphere along which a space vehicle must travel after launch or during reentry in order to attain a desired orbit, to avoid severe acceleration and deceleration, or to minimize aerodynamic heating.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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