- trade between ports along the same coast.
Origin of coasting trade
First recorded in 1735–45
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Examples from the Web for coasting trade
Its population in 1825, and coasting-trade with Buenos Ayres.Buenos Ayres and the Provinces of the Rio de La Plata
What was a coasting-trade with Spain compared with this boundless career of adventure?History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete
John Lothrop Motley
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