- an aboveground, insulated network of pipes and cables, used to convey water and electricity in communities situated in areas of permafrost.
Origin of utilidor
utili(ty) + -dor, as in thermidor
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Examples from the Web for utilidor
Dan was waiting in the utilidor, crouched and dozing against the wall.
I ducked into a utilidor, changed into my costume and went back onstage.
I was enough of a castmember that I sought out a utilidor before I collapsed against a wall, head down.
I slept in a sleeping bag on the floor of the utilidor, with a couple dozen others, in three hour shifts.
In a dreamlike buzz, I stood and wandered out into the utilidor, out through the western castmember parking, and away.
- Canadian an enclosed and insulated conduit for sewage and other utilities placed above the level of permafrost
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