- depot dep‧ot [ˈdepəʊ ǁ ˈdiːpoʊ] noun [countable]1. MANUFACTURING a place where large quantities of goods, equipment, or materials are stored until they are needed:
• a fuel depot
• The business is opening a new distribution depot in the Midlands.2. TRANSPORT a place where buses or trains are kept until they are needed, and often repaired and maintained:
• the main British Rail maintenance depot3. TRAVEL a small bus or railway station
* * *depot UK US /ˈdepəʊ/ noun► COMMERCE a place where goods are kept until they are sent somewhere to be used, sold, etc.: »
He took a job in the supply depot of a San Francisco shipyard.»
a fuel/food/oil depot► UK a place where buses or trains are kept until they are needed or in order to be repaired: »
The closure of the Eastleigh depot means that train renovation is now concentrated on two sites.► US a small bus station or train station: »
He runs a shoe shine business from the local bus depot.
Financial and business terms. 2012.