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coasting trade

  1. trade between ports along the same coast.
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Origin of coasting trade

First recorded in 1735–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for coasting trade

Historical Examples

  • Its population in 1825, and coasting-trade with Buenos Ayres.

    Buenos Ayres and the Provinces of the Rio de La Plata

    Woodbine Parish

  • What was a coasting-trade with Spain compared with this boundless career of adventure?

  • Here and there, however, there is a lingering sloop or schooner, engaged in river- or coasting-trade.

  • Foreign vessels, while engaging in the New Zealand coasting-trade, have to pay their crews the rate of wages current on the coast.

    The Long White Cloud

    William Pember Reeves

  • Unless the Austrians get possession of a point of land, we cannot stop the coasting-trade.

    The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2)

    A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan