trading post


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. tradespeople,
  2. tradeswoman,
  3. trading card,
  4. trading estate,
  5. trading floor,
  6. trading stamp,
  7. tradition,
  8. traditional,
  9. traditional logic,
  10. traditional marriage

Origin of trading post

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800

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British Dictionary definitions for trading post

trading post

noun

a general store established by a trader in an unsettled or thinly populated region
stock exchange a booth or location on an exchange floor at which a particular security is traded
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