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Way station   /weɪ stˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Way station

A stopping place on a journey.  Synonym: stopover.
A small railway station between the principal stations or a station where the train stops only on a signal.  Synonyms: flag stop, whistle stop.

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"Way station" Quotes from Famous Books

... Tom climbed the narrow stairs to the traffic-control deck, the Solar Guard officer continued to speak of the man-made satellite. "When the station was first built," he said, "it was expected to be just a way station for refueling and celestial observations. But now we're finding other uses for it, just as though it were a small community on Earth, Mars, or Venus. In fact, they're now planning to build still larger stations." Scott opened the door to the traffic-control room. ...
— Danger in Deep Space • Carey Rockwell

Words linked to "Way station" :   train station, stop, stopover, railroad terminal, railroad station, train depot, whistle stop

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