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trade route

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noun
  1. any route usually taken by merchant ships, caravans, etc.
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Origin of trade route

First recorded in 1875–80
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Historical Examples

  • There can be no question, therefore, as to the trade-route to Ss-chuan.

    Three Years in Western China

    Alexander Hosie

  • Thus then ended the second attempt to establish a trade-route between China and India.

  • The trade-route followed the old routes of invasion, and Cologne was a resting-place between Warsaw and Flanders.

  • This basin itself is a part of a trade-route destined very shortly to become one of the greatest highways of traffic in the world.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • For deep-sea or trade-route cruising the smaller craft were of little use.