staging area


Definition of staging area

: an area in which participants in a new especially military operation or mission are assembled and readied

Examples of staging area in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web North of Bolinas, the park closed Mesa Road to the Palomarin Trailhead, a potential logjam site as the staging area and launch point to the Coast Trail and trips to Bass Lake and Alamere Falls. Tom Stienstra,, "Busy parks, masks, distancing the rule of the day for Fourth of July," 5 July 2020 Northam has backed a $350 million effort to make the Port of Virginia the deepest on the East Coast, partly to enable it to become a staging area for assembling the gigantic wind turbines. Washington Post, "Virginia’s first offshore wind turbines promise jobs and clean power. They won’t come cheap," 30 June 2020 At Fort Funston, the bluff trails rank among most popular anywhere for dog walks, and the staging area near headquarters is the launch point for 50,000 flights a year for hang gliders. Tom Stienstra,, "Top 10 Bay Area beaches to visit during shelter-in-place," 19 June 2020 The foundation of Battery Godfrey, a turn-of-the-century military site, is perched on the Presidio Headlands with a parking lot nearby, and a staging area for the Coastal Trail. Tom Stienstra,, "Top 10 Bay Area hikes during shelter-in-place," 12 June 2020 But the area surrounding the District of Columbia in recent days has resembled a staging area for conflict. John Walcott, Time, "Pulled Into Yet Another Political Battle, the Pentagon Finally Pushes Back Against Trump," 3 June 2020 The annual parade draws close to 100,000 people every year, and the deli, located in the heart of the parade’s staging area on Porter Street, is ground zero for the neighborhood-wide party. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Corktown staple Mudgie's Deli is temporarily closing. Here's what it was like on its last day.," 17 Mar. 2020 Two men who work in the office near the cruise ship staging area wondered whether they should be worried about exposure to the virus. Reed Albergotti, Washington Post, "Grand Princess cruise ship carrying coronavirus patients docks in Oakland," 9 Mar. 2020 The levels of dioxin found in that egg were second only to eggs collected near Bien Hoa, Vietnam, the former United States air base that was a Vietnam War staging area for the defoliant Agent Orange, which contains dioxin. Richard C. Paddock, New York Times, "To Make This Tofu, Start by Burning Toxic Plastic," 14 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of staging area

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of staging area was in 1943

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10 Jul 2020

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“Staging area.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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: a place where soldiers gather and military equipment is prepared before a mission

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