trading post

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  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

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800

Words Nearby trading post Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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

  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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