trade route

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  1. any route usually taken by merchant ships, caravans, etc.

Origin of trade route

First recorded in 1875–80

Words Nearby trade route Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use trade route in a sentence

  • Genoa’s New Tech-Savvy BridgeWhen a section of the Morandi viaduct in Genoa collapsed in August 2018, it claimed 43 lives and severed a vital trade route between northern Italy and France.

    How to Save the Structures We Love Most | Stephen Starr | June 28, 2021 | Ozy
  • Rare earths aside, China sees Greenland as an opportunity to have a stronger foothold in the Arctic, with ambitions to expand infrastructure and trade routes throughout the region.

    The Climate Change Cash Grab | Sean Culligan | April 10, 2021 | Ozy
  • The nexus of ancient East-West trade routes, this landlocked country hosts many languages, artisan traditions, and centuries of influence from Islamic, Buddhist, and Hindu customs.

  • It was overrun by bandits just before Geralt cleared them out, but the village now maintains a healthy trade route for its magical urns and crockery.

    Five sensational vacation destinations from the virtual worlds of video games | Shelly Tan, Elise Favis, Gene Park, Armand Emamdjomeh | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
  • I’ve always seen Shasta as a sort of slightly more friendly volcanic cousin of Mount Rainier, at least by each mountain’s trade route—Shasta is a couple hundred feet lower, and the climb is a bit shorter in both mileage and elevation gain.

    Skiing Up and Down Mount Shasta | Brendan Leonard | December 3, 2020 | Outside Online