corniche

[kawr-nish, kawr-neesh]
noun
a winding road cut into the side of a steep hill or along the face of a coastal cliff.

Origin:
1830–40; < French, by ellipsis from route de corniche, route en corniche (corniche rock ledge < Italian; see cornice)

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corniche (ˈkɔːnɪʃ)
 
n
a coastal road, esp one built into the face of a cliff
 
[C19: from corniche road, originally the coastal road between Nice and Monte Carlo; see cornice]

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Tear gas wafting down corniche toward tv bldg panicked drivers going wrong way.
Above the corniche rises a monstrosity resembling an enormous stack of ashtrays.
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