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 Along the northwest route, Israeli troops appear to have stopped on the outskirts of the Shati refugee camp, around three miles from the heart of the city, and have demolished buildings and plowed sand berms to stake out staging areas. Dylan Moriarty, Washington Post, 5 Nov. 2023 Responding units from Edgartown set up a staging area and coordinated with a Secret Service agent to interview the woman who saw Campbell go under the water, according to an incident report. John Hilliard,, 22 Aug. 2023 Read full article Get 6 Months of Unlimited Access for $1 Waymo autonomous vehicles sat parked in a staging area in San Francisco. Thomas Lee,, 29 Aug. 2023 Russia used neighboring Belarus as a staging area for its invasion of Ukraine 13 months ago. Linda Feldmann, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Mar. 2023 Its waterfront has become the main staging area for delivering dead bodies and transporting them for burial, in a process that has been kept to one location due to the health hazards of decomposing bodies. Sahar Akbarzai, CNN, 17 Sep. 2023 Then, head over to the street parade staging area in Millennium Plaza at 10 a.m, celebration continues until 1 p.m. with festive floats, musical entertainment, food vendors, face painting, and a pie-eating contest. oregonlive, 27 June 2023 The parade will begin at Clarendon Street and St. James Avenue at 11 a.m. Parade participants will be in place at the staging area on Boylston Street in Copley Square by 9 a.m., rain or shine. Sonel Cutler,, 9 June 2023 By Hank Beckman The 2023 La Grange Pet Parade kicked off Saturday, leaving the staging area near Cossitt Avenue and La Grange Road with a lineup of 107 groups. Hank Beckman, Chicago Tribune, 3 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of staging area was in 1943

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“Staging area.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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