Definition of outstation in US English:



  • A branch of an organization situated at some distance from its headquarters.

    • ‘Having completed two free coaching clinics, the SLTA plans many more of these clinics in the outstations.’
    • ‘Skateraw could become an outstation of the National Galleries, both as the repository of the archive and as home to new temporary shows and possibly to a sculpture park.’
    • ‘Other register offices register births in hospitals and perhaps have outstations in other public buildings, but we were the first to go into a supermarket.’
    • ‘These men suffered tremendous hardship and sacrifice to help open up this country and provide supplies to the distant outstations.’
    • ‘My advice is to go out and buy a dictionary of art terms and then visit the fair, its outstations and a few commercial galleries.’
    • ‘There was no real reason to make costly improvements to these outstations.’
    • ‘We're just summer sailors who've discovered a nice spot, so we establish an outstation for the club.’
    • ‘We began on August 1, 2000 with 66 children at one of our outstations.’