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noun Canadian.
  1. an aboveground, insulated network of pipes and cables, used to convey water and electricity in communities situated in areas of permafrost.
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Origin of utilidor

utili(ty) + -dor, as in thermidor
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Examples from the Web for utilidor

Historical Examples

  • Dan was waiting in the utilidor, crouched and dozing against the wall.

    Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

    Cory Doctorow

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for utilidor


  1. Canadian an enclosed and insulated conduit for sewage and other utilities placed above the level of permafrost
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