Corniche definition

kôrnĭsh, kôr-nēsh
A road that winds along the side of a steep coast or cliff.
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A roadway that winds along a cliff or steep slope.
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A road built on a ledge (cliff), especially along water (a river, sea, etc).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
corniche
Plural:
corniches

Origin of corniche

  • Short for French route en corniche route road en on corniche rock ledge, cornice (from Italian cornice cornice)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French corniche (“ledge”).

    From Wiktionary