cor·ri·dor (kôrĭ-dər, -dôr′, kŏr-)
1. A narrow hallway, passageway, or gallery, often with rooms or apartments opening onto it.
a. A tract of land designated or used for a specific purpose, as for railroad lines, highways, or pipelines.
b. A route designated for a specific purpose: a hazardous material corridor; a sea corridor for shipping; a flight corridor.
c. A route or tract of land used by migrating animals.
3. A thickly populated strip of land connecting two or more urban areas: people who live in the Boston-Washington corridor.
corridors of power
The places or positions from which people in authority wield power.
[French, from Italian corridore, from correre, to run, from Latin currere; see kers- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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