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entrepôt

or en·tre·pot

[ ahn-truh-poh; French ahn-truh-poh ]
/ ˈɑn trəˌpoʊ; French ɑ̃ trəˈpoʊ /
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noun, plural en·tre·pôts [ahn-truh-pohz; French ahn-truh-poh]. /ˈɑn trəˌpoʊz; French ɑ̃ trəˈpoʊ/.
a warehouse.
a commercial center where goods are received for distribution, transshipment, or repackaging.
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Origin of entrepôt

1715–25; <French, equivalent to entreinter- + pôt<Latin positum, noun use of neuter past participle of pōnere to put, place (modeled on dépôtdepot)
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British Dictionary definitions for entrepôt

entrepôt
/ (French ɑ̃trəpo) /

noun
a warehouse for commercial goods
  1. a trading centre or port at a geographically convenient location, at which goods are imported and re-exported without incurring liability for duty
  2. (as modifier)an entrepôt trade

Word Origin for entrepôt

C18: French, from entreposer to put in, from entre- between, inter- + poser to place (see pose 1); formed on the model of depot
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