from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A remote station or post.
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- n. A station or post in a remote position; an outpost
- adv. Out of town (but usually within the same country).
- adj. Out of town (but usually within the same country).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a station in a remote or sparsely populated location
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Bus and taxi services cover both town areas and 'outstation' destinations.
'outstation' always has romantic reverberations for me, tho it's really no more exciting a word than 'watertank'.
A field station is based at Cap Iouik (Iwik), with an outstation at Oued Chibka, equipped for six researchers and four support staff; it has three Zodiac boats, one motor launch, a radio station and is accessible by four-wheel drive, motor launch or light aircraft.
Indeed, he tells how he slept with a loaded rifle after being threatened by disgruntled whites for helping to establish a Cape York outstation in the early 70s.
And an outstation of the Agency had Sluice Operator as a job grade.
She forgets to mention that back then; even the outstation Nick (which now contains Traffic Wardens, a Dog catcher and one Community officer) had an Inspector, three Sergeants and sixteen Bobbies.
§ Home Away From Home to provide accommodation for children and their families corning from outstation for treatment in the city.
I also returned to the skiing outstation of the Federal Sports School in
When a death was announced in the provinces, foul play suspected and the Yard had been called in, more often than not it was an officer from the Reserve Squad who went tooling off to an outstation, or to a provincial nick that needed assistance in a headline murder case.
Last time I went outstation, I even didn't have time to sleep.