depot

[ dee-poh; Military or British dep-oh ]SEE DEFINITION OF depot
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEPOT

He is to be taken to the depot, to go to Virginia in the first train.

And if—if anybody asks for me, I'll most likely be down to the depot, with Mr. Duncan.

This time Hathelin had not the honour of the Bastille; he was sent to some depot.

The depot master, who was on hand to help with the trunk, grinned broadly.

The "depot hill" is not as high as Whittaker's Hill, but the view is almost as extensive.

Especially if all the telegraph operators was like the one up at the depot.

But you ought to get warm and dry right off, I s'pose, and your duds are all up to the depot.

"Um," grunted the depot master, knocking the ashes from his cigar.

For a full minute the depot master stood, looking in at the woman by the lamp.

Issy McKay was already at the depot, the doors of which were open.

WORD ORIGIN

1795, "warehouse," from French dépôt "a deposit, place of deposit," from Old French depost "a deposit or pledge," from Latin depositum "a deposit," noun use of neuter past participle of deponere "lay aside" (see deposit (v.)). Military sense is from 1798; meaning "railway station" is first recorded 1842, American English.

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armory

nounmilitary building, usually for storing weapons
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