way station

noun
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of way station

1 : a station set between principal stations on a line of travel (such as a railroad)
2 : an intermediate stopping place

Examples of way station in a Sentence

  1. a way station for truck drivers

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First Known Use of way station

1840

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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way station Synonyms

Synonyms

station, stop;

Related Words

depot, terminal;

layover, stopover;


WAY STATION Defined for English Language Learners

way station

Definition of way station for English Language Learners

  • : a place where people can stop for rest, supplies, etc., during a long journey



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