A roller coaster's station is where the passengers board and alight from the trains. The station houses the coaster's control panel, and has devices for moving the trains in and out of the station and holding them in position, as well as devices for locking and unlocking the restraints and devices for controlling guest access to the platform. Some stations have separate loading and unloading platforms.

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  1. The fact of standing still; motionlessness, stasis.
  2. The apparent standing still of a superior planet just before it begins or ends its retrograde motion.
  3. A stopping place.
  4. A regular stopping place for ground transportation.
    The next station is Esperanza.
  5. A ground transportation depot.
    It's right across from the bus station.
  6. An official building from which police or firefighters operate.
    The police station is opposite the fire station.
  7. One of the Stations of the Cross.
  8. The Roman Catholic fast of the fourth and sixth days of the week, Wednesday and Friday, in memory of the council which condemned Christ, and of his passion.
  9. A church in which the procession of the clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers.
  10. A place where one stands or stays or is assigned to stand or stay.
    From my station at the front door, I greeted every visitor.
    All ships are on station, Admiral.
  11. A place where one performs a task or where one is on call to perform a task.
    The waitress was at her station preparing three checks.
  12. Standing; rank; position.
    She had ambitions beyond her station.
  13. A military base.
    She had a boyfriend at the station.
  14. A place used for broadcasting radio or television.
    I used to work at a radio station.
  15. A broadcasting entity.
    I used to listen to that radio station.
  16. A gas station, service station
  17. A very large sheep or cattle farm.
  18. A harbour or cove with a foreshore suitable for a facility to support nearby fishing.
  19. Any of a sequence of equally spaced points along a path.
  20. The particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat.
  21. An enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accommodation of a pump, tank, etc.
  22. Post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment.


  1. To put in place to perform a task.
    The host stationed me at the front door to greet visitors.
  2. To put in place to perform military duty.
    They stationed me overseas just as fighting broke out.

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