noun, plural en·tre·pôts [ahn-truh-pohz; French ahn-truh-poh] /ˈɑn trəˌpoʊz; French ɑ̃ trəˈpoʊ/.
- entropion uveae,
Origin of entrepôt
Examples from the Web for entrepot
Northern Illinois filled rapidly with a thrifty farming population, and the town of Chicago became an entrepot.The Old Northwest|Frederic Austin Ogg
From the situation of the country, the city of New Orleans had been our channel and entrepot for everything, going and returning.Complete Prose Works|Walt Whitman
The physical resources of this region are of such a nature and variety as to make Mackinaw city the entrepot of a vast commerce.Old Mackinaw|W. P. Strickland.
That we have a right to some spot as an entrepot for our commerce, may be at once affirmed.
Sacramento City had been laid out, lots were being rapidly sold, and the town was being built up as an entrepot to the mines.The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete|William T. Sherman
- a trading centre or port at a geographically convenient location, at which goods are imported and re-exported without incurring liability for duty
- (as modifier)an entrepôt trade
Word Origin for entrepôt
"warehouse," 1758, from French entrepôt (16c.), from Latin interpositum "that which is placed between," neuter past participle of interponere (see interposition).