staging post

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staging post (plural staging posts)

  1. An intermediate stopping point.
    Synonyms: staging area, staging point, staging base, stopover
    • [2008, BioWare, Mass Effect (Science Fiction), Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →ISBN, →OCLC, PC, scene: Nepmos:
      Shepard: Why are you out here in the first place?
      Lieutenant Durand: There's been a lot of pirate activity in this cluster. We set up a chain of listening posts in the local systems in case they have a staging base.
  2. (figuratively) A well-defined point in a process where one can rest or regroup.


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