trade route


Definition of trade route

1 : one of the sea-lanes ordinarily used by merchant ships
2 : a route followed by traders (as in caravans)

Examples of trade route in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chinese ties to the Arabian peninsula date back to the Silk Road, as the region was part of that trade route. Warren P. Strobel, WSJ, 25 May 2021 Theotokas believes the position of the Suez as a world trade route will remain strong. Nell Lewis, CNN, 31 May 2021 Moscow also wants to expand the trade route through Arctic waters. William Mauldin, WSJ, 19 May 2021 Altogether, the airport landed 3.2 million metric tons of cargo last year, a 15% increase as e-commerce boomed along the world’s busiest trade route — from Asia to the U.S. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 16 May 2021 July 1956: Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal, a vital trade route connecting the Red Sea and Mediterranean. Washington Post, 13 May 2021 Initially vilified as false rumors surfaced on social media in Egypt that canal workers had intentionally shut down the vital trade route, the Suez rescuers were quickly hailed as heroes by the local press and their government. NBC News, 2 Apr. 2021 Once a Native American trade route, this 69-mile scenic drive offers breathtaking scenery through the Berkshire Mountains. Larry Bleiberg, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2021 The Ever Given had brought the key global trade route to a standstill and captured the world’s attention after becoming stranded last Tuesday. NBC News, 29 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of trade route

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Jun 2021

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“Trade route.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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