trading post


trading post

noun

: 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

1
:  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
2
:  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

1773

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