De"pot (?), n. [F. d'epot, OF. depost, fr. L. depositum a deposit. See Deposit, n.]

1.

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.

(b) Eng. & France

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.

3.

A railway station; a building for the accommodation and protection of railway passenges or freight.

[U. S.]

Syn. -- See Station.

 

© Webster 1913.

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