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trade route

any route usually taken by merchant ships, caravans, etc.
Origin of trade route
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Contemporary Examples
  • You tell yourself you'll quit after "one more turn," just as soon as you complete the trade route between two cities.

Historical Examples
  • The trade route of caravans from Ladak to Lhassa followed this valley.

    An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet

    A. Henry Savage Landor
  • Not a steamer route nor trade route crosses this stretch of ocean.

    The Night-Born Jack London
  • The trade route across the Arabian desert had to be abandoned.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria Donald A. Mackenzie
  • But hegemony by the trade route—provided only we continue to enjoy the freedom we have today—is sure.

    To Kiel in the 'Hercules' Lewis R. Freeman
  • I must not leave the Yung-ning River without saying a few words as to its importance as a trade route.

  • For the time being, however, the drawing of a political boundary across this trade route hinders the full resumption of the trade.

  • It is perhaps the ugliest track to call a trade route in the whole wide world.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • Their splendid clippers successfully challenged the slower Britishers on every trade route in the world.

    All Afloat

    William Wood
  • A branch ninety miles in length, from Quetta to Mushki, on the Seistan trade route, was opened in 1905.

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