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 (kôr′nĭsh, kôr-nēsh′)
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).]
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(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]
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(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)]
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[ˈkɔːniːʃ, kɔːˈniːʃ] N (also corniche road) → corniche f
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nKüstenstraße f
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A solitary amazon swallowing the dust and the salt spray of the Corniche promenade would attract too much attention.
Roadworks and the redevelopment of Abu Dhabi's Corniche Road are underway according to Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADCM).
The project, valued at Dh7 million ($1.91 million), entails development works on the central traffic island across Corniche Road, said a Wam news agency report.
A view of the Abu Dhabi Corniche area Image Credit: Hadrian Hernandez/Gulf News
The ground-up rebuild of the only 1939 Corniche ever made highlights the marque's pedigree of design and technological innovation, the breadth of skills within Mulliner's bespoking division, and connects the fabled Embiricos 4A- Litre and R Type Continental.
In 1939, Bentley released its Mark V and, based on that model, built a high-performance prototype called the Corniche for a Greek race car driver.
MANAMA's coastline could be in line for major development, with news that Al Fateh Corniche had been earmarked for a revamp.
Summary: Abu Dhabi Corniche, where a lot of events are held, is a place to experience the UAE's culture and tradition.
Summary: Beirut Municipality has begun taking measures to beautify the corniche and make it more accessible to visitors, in anticipation of the summer tourist season.
An Ooredoo volunteer distributing an Iftar pack to a motorist on Doha Corniche.