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trading post


: a place (such as a store, a town, or a fort) that is far from other towns and is used as a center for buying, selling, and trading goods and services

Full Definition of TRADING POST

:  a station of a trader or trading company established in a sparsely settled region where trade in products of local origin (as furs) is carried on
:  6post 3b

Examples of TRADING POST

  1. The French set up a trading post on the coast.
  2. The town was first established as a trading post.

First Known Use of TRADING POST

TRADING POST Defined for Kids

trading post


Definition of TRADING POST for Kids

:  a store set up in a thinly settled region


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