trade route

noun

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 But the smaller country quickly opened alternative trade routes and found substitute suppliers, notably Turkey, Iran and India. Washington Post, "The Saudi-Qatari Breach, Explained," 20 Sep. 2019 Its leaders saw the opening of international trade routes as the path to prosperity. Yoni Wilkenfeld, Quartz, "From tea to iPhones, US-China trade tensions span centuries," 6 Nov. 2019 The oasis was part of a prehistoric trade route, the Old Salt Trail, where northern Mexico commodities including salt, obsidian, and seashells were plentiful, according to the Park Service. BostonGlobe.com, "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 18 Sep. 2019 The growing ease of travel, the circulation of print media and the increase in trade routes, the hallmark of the first wave of globalisation from 1840 to 1929, impressed upon Gandhi the myriad challenges facing society. Sudev Sheth, Quartz India, "What Gandhi would’ve thought of today’s self-driving cars and e-commerce," 1 Oct. 2019 Among the areas of concern are the Quitobaquito Springs, which are associated with a prehistoric trade route known as the Old Salt Trail. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Planned Border Wall May Threaten 22 Archaeological Sites in Arizona, NPS Says," 21 Sep. 2019 The oasis was part of a prehistoric trade route, the Old Salt Trail, where northern Mexico commodities including salt, obsidian, and seashells were plentiful, according to the Park Service. BostonGlobe.com, "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 18 Sep. 2019 The oasis was part of a prehistoric trade route, the Old Salt Trail, where northern Mexico commodities — including salt, obsidian and seashells — were plentiful, according to the Park Service. Nick Miroff, The Denver Post, "Border fence construction could destroy archaeological sites, Park Service finds," 17 Sep. 2019 The oasis was part of a prehistoric trade route, the Old Salt Trail, where northern Mexico commodities including salt, obsidian, and seashells were plentiful, according to the Park Service. Juliet Eilperin, Nick Miroff, Anchorage Daily News, "Border fence construction could destroy archaeological sites, park service finds," 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of trade route

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Trade route.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trade%20route. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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