- an area, as a port of embarkation, where troops are assembled and readied for transit to a new field of operations.
- any area or place serving as a point of assembly or preparation on the way to a destination.
Origin of staging area
First recorded in 1940–45
Also called staging post.
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- a place where a journey is usually broken, esp a stopover on a flight
- a general locality used as a checkpoint or regrouping area for military formations in transit
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