staging post

noun

Examples of staging post in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There has been growing concerns that Belarus — a staunch backer of Moscow — could be used as a staging post to attack Ukraine from the north after increasing military activity in the country and fresh transfer of Russian troops there. Reuters, NBC News, 8 Jan. 2023 About another 50,000 have arrived from Ukraine and Belarus, whose leader Alexander Lukashenko, has made the country a staging post for Russia’s war. Evan Gershkovich, WSJ, 17 Aug. 2022 Seizure of the city would be key to blocking Ukraine’s access to the Sea of Azov and establishing a staging post for a westward push along the coast to the Crimean peninsula, which Moscow illegally annexed in 2014, and Odesa on the Black Sea. Patrick J. McDonnell, Henry Chu and Kate Linthicum, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Apr. 2022 The British awards, known as the BAFTAs, are usually held a week or two before the Academy Awards and have become an important awards-season staging post. Jill Lawless, USA TODAY, 13 Mar. 2022 Ukrainian troops recaptured the nearby town of Baklanova Muraviika, which Russian troops could use as a staging post to move toward Kyiv. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2022 Archaeologists say town was likely an important staging post for travelers and soldiers passing on their way to and from the Roman garrison at what is now Alchester, per BBC News. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Feb. 2022 The British awards are usually held a week or two before the Academy Awards and have become an important awards-season staging post. Author: Jill Lawless, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of staging post was in 1911

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“Staging post.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/staging%20post. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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