A station between principal stations on a route, as of a railroad.(noun)
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Use "way station" in a sentence
"Still, since their mauntery served as a way station for those who acted upon the stage of the world, the good sisters considered themselves at least as broad-minded as any other cloistered soul."
"But Kirk preferred to think of the Graveyard of Lost Ships as a way station en route to their real destination—the Enterprise."
"MAURITIUS WAS a way station for another notable voyage, made by one Abel Tasman in 1642."