- a place in which supplies and materials are stored for distribution.
- (formerly) a place where recruits are assembled for classification, initial training, and assignment to active units.
Origin of depot
Related formssub·de·pot, noun
Examples from the Web for depot
This was the one-room studio in Mill Valley, California near The Depot.Don Carpenter Was a Novelist Both Lacerating and Forgiving|Louis B. Jones|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sessions were well received, and before long they were executed on a larger scale with every recruit company in the Depot.A Proactive New Response to the Service-Member Suicide Crisis|Marjorie Morrison|November 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Just as the train was pulling out of the depot the boys heard some one yelling at them.The Motor Boys in Strange Waters|Clarence Young
"I saw you hiding about in the depot at home last evening," she went on.The Damnation of Theron Ware|Harold Frederic
The boys welcomed the show train at the depot and ran alongside its various sections.Back Home|Irvin S. Cobb
I was agreeably surprised to find vehicles at the depot, waiting to carry passengers to the different hotels.Overland Tales|Josephine Clifford
Recruits are usually first trained at the depot and later transferred to the battalion requiring them.
British Dictionary definitions for depot
- a store for supplies
- a training and holding centre for recruits and replacements
- a bus or railway station
- (as modifier)a depot manager