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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.
Ashghal plans to develop and maintain corniches in Doha and Al Khor, in addition to developing Al Wakrah Beach, reported Gulf Times.
Qatar's Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has started development and maintenance works on Doha Corniche, a report said.
Development works on the corniche in Doha includes pedestrian paths, car parks and restrooms, Ashghal said, adding that works to develop and maintain the corniche in Al Khor will start in the last quarter of 2017.
The idea of the ban initially dates back to a ministerial decision in November 2006 which outlawed sheesha in public parks, gardens, on coasts, beaches and corniches.
But the ban on the corniche ran into difficulties when Manama Municipal Council technical committee chairman Abdul Majeed Al Sebea'a contested the rules, passing a new decree removing the ban from coasts, beaches and corniches as long as the cafoys are far away from residential areas.