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corniche

[kawr-nish, kawr-neesh] /ˈkɔr nɪʃ, kɔrˈniʃ/
noun
1.
a winding road cut into the side of a steep hill or along the face of a coastal cliff.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French, by ellipsis from route de corniche, route en corniche (corniche rock ledge < Italian; see cornice)
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  • Tear gas wafting down corniche toward tv bldg panicked drivers going wrong way.
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British Dictionary definitions for corniche

corniche

/ˈkɔːnɪʃ/
noun
1.
a coastal road, esp one built into the face of a cliff
Word Origin
C19: from corniche road, originally the coastal road between Nice and Monte Carlo; see cornice
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