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.
- Also called staging post .
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How to use staging area in a sentence
My living room looks like the staging area for an academic Lollapalooza.Superficial Empathy and Watching the Afghan Tragedy On the Little Screen | Susanna Schrobsdorff | August 22, 2021 | Time
The garage is a literal and figurative mudroom, a staging area for life.
News organizations were forced to abandon staging areas outside the building because of attacks by rioters, prosecutors said, leading to the vandalism.U.S. arrests more than a dozen in Capitol riot, among the most made public in a single day | Spencer Hsu, Rachel Weiner | June 30, 2021 | Washington Post
Woods later entered a media staging area, threw equipment and tackled a cameraman, prosecutors alleged.
On the other side, he knew, lay a packed snowmobile road he’d used as a staging area for his heliski clients earlier that winter, where the going would be easier.How One Man Survived a Plane Crash and 5 Days in the Snowy Canadian Wilderness—and Went On to Help Shape the Modern Ski Industry | Cassidy Randall | December 27, 2020 | Time
He goes down to the secure motorcade staging area, looking for a solution.Behind the Scenes With a ‘Site Agent’: The Secret Service’s Hardest Job | Marc Ambinder | October 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Had cattle chewed down the grass or had it been groomed to be a staging area for moving contraband?
British Dictionary definitions for staging area
a general locality used as a checkpoint or regrouping area for military formations in transit
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