- 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.
- post2(def 5).
Origin of trading post
An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800
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Examples from the Web for trading post
I wish to establish a trading-post here, where I can collect my furs, where you can come to sell them.
One says he paid twenty-five dollars for his hat at the trading-post.Young Alaskans in the Far North
There he told his wife and friends the news he had learned at the trading-post.Historic Adventures
Rupert S. Holland
Sometimes he took them to the trading-post and sometimes he took them to Pain Court.Scouting with Kit Carson
Everett T. Tomlinson
Fort Resolution is a fair sample of a trading-post in the North.The Barren Ground of Northern Canada
Warburton Mayer Pike
- 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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