- a gallery or passage connecting parts of a building; hallway.
- a passage into which several rooms or apartments open.
- a passageway in a passenger ship or railroad car permitting access to separate cabins or compartments.
- 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.
- 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.
- Aeronautics. a restricted path along which an aircraft must travel to avoid hostile action, other air traffic, etc.
- Aerospace. 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.
Origin of corridor
Examples from the Web for corridor
Controlling the corridor was essential to supporting deep operations elsewhere in eastern Afghanistan.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley
Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman
November 15, 2014
He backed away and walked down the corridor as a file of terrified patients pressed themselves against the walls.Inside a Hospital for the Criminally Insane
September 15, 2014
Then the Malaysians asked to go to 34,000 feet, but were told that that corridor was not available.MH17 Switched Places With Another Jet
September 9, 2014
The mother and sister of one defendant began screaming in the corridor outside the courtroom.Junta Crackdown On Burmese Press
July 12, 2014
The rebels, defying airstrikes, are opening a corridor for reinforcements from Mother Russia.The Sky Explodes Over Luhansk, and Kiev Blames the Separatists
June 4, 2014
The stenographer was to take his seat in this corridor, just outside one of the windows.
The shades on the corridor windows here will be up, and Garson will see them taken in.
His eyes were caught by a figure, the figure of Cassidy, advancing there in the corridor.
Again, he saw the detective walking forward, out there in the corridor.
The next moment he had opened the door and stepped out into the corridor.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
- a hallway or passage connecting parts of a building
- a strip of land or airspace along the route of a road or riverthe M1 corridor
- a strip of land or airspace that affords access, either from a landlocked country to the sea (such as the Polish corridor, 1919-39, which divided Germany) or from a state to an exclave (such as the Berlin corridor, 1945–90, which passed through the former East Germany)
- a passageway connecting the compartments of a railway coach
- corridors of power the higher echelons of government, the Civil Service, etc, considered as the location of power and influence
- a flight path that affords safe access for intruding aircraft
- the path that a spacecraft must follow when re-entering the atmosphere, above which lift is insufficient and below which heating effects are excessive
Word Origin and History for corridor
1590s, from French corridor (16c.), from Italian corridore "a gallery," literally "a runner," from correre "to run," from Latin currere (see current (adj.)). Originally of fortifications, meaning "long hallway" is first recorded 1814.