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Meaning of “vestibule” in the English Dictionary

"vestibule" in British English

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vestibulenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈves.tɪ.bjuːl/
formal a ​smallroom just inside the ​outerdoor of a ​publicbuilding where you can ​leaveyourcoat, etc.: I'll ​wait for you in the vestibule. US a ​smallclosedarea on the ​front of a ​house
Synonym
specialized medical an ​emptyspace in the ​body that is an ​entrance to a ​passage or another ​space: the ​nasal vestibule
(Definition of vestibule from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vestibule" in American English

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vestibulenoun [C]

 us   /ˈves·təˌbjul/
a ​room just inside a ​house or ​building, through which you ​enter the ​building: In the school’s vestibule is a ​signreading, "Enter here and ​find a ​friend." You can ​hangyourcoat in the vestibule.
(Definition of vestibule from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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