De"pot (?), n. [F. d'epot, OF. depost, fr. L. depositum a deposit. See Deposit, n.]
A place of deposit storing of goods; a warehouse; a storehouse.
The islands of Guernsey and Jersey are at present the great depots of this kingdom.
Brit Critic (1794).
2. Mil. (a)
A military station where stores and provisions are kept, or where recruits are assembled and drilled.
The headquarters of a regiment, where all supplies are recieved and distributed, recruits are assembled and instructed, infirm or disabled soldiers are taken care of, and all the wants of the regiment are provided for.
A railway station; a building for the accommodation and protection of railway passenges or freight.
Syn. -- See Station.
© Webster 1913.