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Airlock vs. Vestibule

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Airlocknoun

A sealed, airtight chamber, such as in a manned spacecraft or submarine, used to provide access to and from the sealed area without allowing air out or water in.

Vestibulenoun

(architecture) An antechamber, passage, hall or room between the outer door and the interior of a building.

Airlocknoun

A vestibule, foyer or entranceway with doors to the exterior on one end and doors to the interior on the other, functioning to keep indoor and outdoor air, humidity, and air temperatures separate.

Vestibulenoun

(rail transport) An enclosed entrance at the end of a railway passenger car.

Airlocknoun

a chamber that provides access to space where air is under pressure

Vestibulenoun

(anatomy) Any of a number of body cavities or channels, serving as or resembling an entrance to another bodily space.

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Airlock

An airlock, air-lock or air lock, often abbreviated to just lock, is a compartment with doors which can be sealed against pressure which permits the passage of people and objects between environments of differing pressure or atmospheric composition while minimizing the change of pressure in the adjoining spaces and mixing of environments. The lock consists of a relatively small chamber with two airtight doors in series which do not open simultaneously.

Vestibulenoun

The central cavity of the bony labyrinth of the inner ear or the parts (such as the saccule and utricle) of the membranous labyrinth that it contains.

Vestibulenoun

The part of the left ventricle below the aortic orifice.

Vestibulenoun

The part of the mouth outside the teeth and gums.

Vestibulenoun

: the space in the vulva between the labia minora and into which both the urethra and vagina open.

Vestibuleverb

(transitive) To furnish with a vestibule or vestibules.

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Vestibulenoun

The porch or entrance into a house; a hall or antechamber next the entrance; a lobby; a porch; a hall.

Vestibuleverb

To furnish with a vestibule or vestibules.

Vestibulenoun

a large entrance or reception room or area

Vestibulenoun

any of various bodily cavities leading to another cavity (as of the ear or vagina)

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