entrepôt

entrepôt

[ahn-truh-poh; French ahn-truh-poh]
noun, plural entrepôts [ahn-truh-pohz; French ahn-truh-poh] .
1.
a warehouse.
2.
a commercial center where goods are received for distribution, transshipment, or repackaging.
Also, entrepot.


Origin:
1715–25; < French, equivalent to entre inter- + pôt < Latin positum, noun use of neuter past participle of pōnere to put, place (modeled on dépôt depot)

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entrepôt (French ɑ̃trəpo)
 
n
1.  a warehouse for commercial goods
2.  a.  a trading centre or port at a geographically convenient location, at which goods are imported and re-exported without incurring liability for duty
 b.  (as modifier): an entrepôt trade
 
[C18: French, from entreposer to put in, from entre- between, inter- + poser to place (see pose1); formed on the model of depot]

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entrepôt
"warehouse," 1828, from Fr., from L. interpositum "that which is placed between," neut. pp. of interponere.
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