[ahn-truh-poh; French ahn-truh-poh]
- a warehouse.
- a commercial center where goods are received for distribution, transshipment, or repackaging.
Origin of entrepôt
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Examples from the Web for entrepot
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
That we have a right to some spot as an entrepot for our commerce, may be at once affirmed.
Bonding and entrepot facilities, on a scale commensurate with local needs, now satisfy trade requirements.
Northern Illinois filled rapidly with a thrifty farming population, and the town of Chicago became an entrepot.The Old Northwest
Frederic Austin Ogg
New Orleans now is what the Havana once was—the entrepot of the Mexican trade, and the recipient of its mineral wealth.Thirty Years' View (Vol. I of 2)
Thomas Hart Benton
- a warehouse for commercial goods
- 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
C18: French, from entreposer to put in, from entre- between, inter- + poser to place (see pose 1); formed on the model of depot
Word Origin and History for entrepot
"warehouse," 1758, from French entrepôt (16c.), from Latin interpositum "that which is placed between," neuter past participle of interponere (see interposition).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper