way station

noun

Definition of way station

  1. 1 :  a station set between principal stations on a line of travel (as a railroad)

  2. 2 :  an intermediate stopping place

Examples of way station in a sentence

  1. <a way station for truck drivers>

1850

First Known Use of way station

1850


WAY STATION Defined for English Language Learners

way station

noun

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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