trading post

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noun
  1. a store established in an unsettled or thinly settled region by a trader or trading company to obtain furs and local products in exchange for supplies, clothing, other goods, or for cash.

Origin of trading post

1
An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800

Words Nearby trading post

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How to use trading post in a sentence

  • At the village Ike joined them, and others came at intervals until the entire white population of the trading-post was present.

  • The log they were going to use to batter down the door lay smouldering, abandoned in the yard of the trading post.

    Shaman | Robert Shea

British Dictionary definitions for trading post

trading post

noun
  1. a general store established by a trader in an unsettled or thinly populated region

  2. stock exchange a booth or location on an exchange floor at which a particular security is traded

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