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Noun: way station  wey stey-shun
  1. A stopping place on a journey
    "there is a way station to change planes in Chicago";
    - stopover
  2. A small railway station between the principal stations or a station where the train stops only on a signal
    - whistle stop, flag stop

Derived forms: way stations

Type of: railroad station [N. Amer], railroad terminal [N. Amer], railway station [Brit, N. Amer], station, stop, train depot, train station

Encyclopedia: Way station