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[ahn-truh-poh; French ahn-truh-poh] /ˈɑn trəˌpoʊ; French ɑ̃ trəˈpoʊ/
noun, plural entrepôts
[ahn-truh-pohz; French ahn-truh-poh] /ˈɑn trəˌpoʊz; French ɑ̃ trəˈpoʊ/ (Show IPA)
a warehouse.
a commercial center where goods are received for distribution, transshipment, or repackaging.
Origin of entrepôt
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) Unabridged
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/French ɑ̃trəpo/
a warehouse for commercial goods
  1. a trading centre or port at a geographically convenient location, at which goods are imported and re-exported without incurring liability for duty
  2. (as modifier): an entrepôt trade
Word Origin
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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Word Origin and History for entrepot

"warehouse," 1758, from French entrepôt (16c.), from Latin interpositum "that which is placed between," neuter past participle of interponere (see interposition).

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