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A road that winds along the side of a steep coast or cliff.
[Short for French route en corniche : route, road + en, on + corniche, rock ledge, cornice (from Italian cornice; see cornice).]
(Civil Engineering) 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]
cor•niche(ˈkɔr nɪʃ, kɔrˈniʃ)
a winding road cut into the side of a steep hill or along the face of a coastal cliff.
[1830–40; < French, by ellipsis from route de corniche, route en corniche (corniche rock ledge < Italian; see cornice)]
corniche[ˈkɔːniːʃ, kɔːˈniːʃ] N (also corniche road) → corniche f
n → Küstenstraße f