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  • n. A passage located behind a tier of seats in an amphitheatre used as an exit for the crowds
  • n. An area in which vomiting takes place, in particular a chamber supposedly used by ancient Romans to vomit during a feast so they could continue eating.


From Latin vomitōrium ("entrance to an amphitheatre"), substantive of vomitōrius ("emetic", "provoking vomiting"), from vomō ("vomit"). (Wiktionary)


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  • From the Roman amphitheatres, the entrance corridors between the seating risers.

    In modern theatres, aisles thru the seating area that lead to the stage. (aka voms)

    June 9, 2009