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station British & World English

A place where passenger trains stop on a railway line, typically with platforms and buildings

station English Thesaurus

calling at all stations to Oxford

station New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(capital in names; abbreviation Sta.)

air station British & World English

An airfield operated by a navy or marine corps

bus station British & World English

A place in a town where buses arrive and depart

gas station British & World English

A petrol station

pay station British & World English

US term for payphone.

station man British & World English

A person who works on or owns a sheep or cattle station

way station British & World English

A stopping point on a journey

base station British & World English

A relay located at the centre of any of the cells of a cellular telephone system

coach station British & World English

An area or building from or at which coaches leave or arrive on a regular basis

earth station British & World English

A radio station located on the earth and used for relaying signals from satellites

fire station British & World English

The headquarters of a fire brigade, where fire engines and other equipment are housed

flag station British & World English

A station at which trains stop only if signaled to do so

hill station British & World English

A town in the low mountains of the Indian subcontinent, popular as a holiday resort during the hot season

power station British & World English

An installation where electrical power is generated for distribution

sheep station British & World English

A very large sheep farm

space station British & World English

A large artificial satellite used as a long-term base for manned operations in space

station bill British & World English

A list showing the prescribed stations of a ship’s crew in specified emergencies

station black British & World English

An Aborigine employed on a sheep or cattle station

station break British & World English

A pause between broadcast programmes for an announcement of the identity of the station transmitting them

station-bred British & World English

(Of an animal) bred on the property and not brought in from elsewhere

station hand British & World English

A worker on a large sheep or cattle farm

station house British & World English

A police or fire station

stock station British & World English

A large farm on which the main business is breeding cattle, pigs, or sheep

weigh station British & World English

A roadside station where commercial vehicles are required to stop and be inspected, thus protecting the road from travel by overweight or unsafe vehicles

train station New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

use station or railway station

College Station British & World English

A city in east central Texas, home to Texas A&M University; population 84,128 (est. 2008)

docking station British & World English

A device in which a laptop computer, smartphone, or other mobile device may be placed for charging, providing access to a power supply and to peripheral devices or auxiliary features

packing station British & World English

An official depot where goods are graded and packed

petrol station British & World English

An establishment selling petrol and oil (and sometimes also other supplies and services) for motor vehicles

police station British & World English

The office or headquarters of a local police force

polling station British & World English

A building, such as a school or community centre, where voting takes place during an election

service station British & World English

An establishment beside a road selling petrol and oil and sometimes having the facilities to carry out maintenance

station-keeping British & World English

The maintenance of a ship’s proper position relative to others in a fleet

station manager British & World English

A person who manages a sheep or cattle station

station pointer British & World English

A navigational instrument that fixes a ship’s position on a chart by determining its place relative to two landmarks or conspicuous objects at sea

station rations British & World English

An allowance of food and drink given to a worker on a sheep or cattle station

weather station British & World English

An observation post where weather conditions and meteorological data are observed and recorded

dressing station British & World English

A place for giving emergency treatment to troops injured in battle

generating station British & World English

A power station for the generation of electricity

helicopter station British & World English

A landing and take-off area for helicopters

station sergeant British & World English

A sergeant in charge of a police station


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