Vestibule of the vulva
Vestibule Ves"ti*bule, n. [L. vestibulum, of uncertain origin: cf. F. vestibule.] The porch or entrance into a house; a hall or antechamber next the entrance; a lobby; a porch; a hall. [1913 Webster]

{Vestibule of the ear}. (Anat.) See under {Ear}.

{Vestibule of the vulva} (Anat.), a triangular space between the nymph[ae], in which the orifice of the urethra is situated.

{Vestibule train} (Railroads), a train of passenger cars having the space between the end doors of adjacent cars inclosed, so as to admit of leaving the doors open to provide for intercommunication between all the cars. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Hall; passage.

Usage: {Vestibule}, {Hall}, {Passage}. A vestibule is a small apartment within the doors of a building. A hall is the first large apartment beyond the vestibule, and, in the United States, is often long and narrow, serving as a passage to the several apartments. In England, the hall is generally square or oblong, and a long, narrow space of entrance is called a passage, not a hall, as in America. Vestibule is often used in a figurative sense to denote a place of entrance. ``The citizens of Rome placed the images of their ancestors in the vestibules of their houses.'' --Bolingbroke [1913 Webster]


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