trading post


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 (such as furs) is carried on

Examples of trading post in a Sentence

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

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Natives of Britain, for example, remain proud of their country’s image as a global trading post. Sophia Gaston, WSJ, "Europe’s Leaders Need a New Way of Talking About Immigration," 6 Sep. 2018 Players take command of cargo ships, sailing between islands, establishing trading posts, and competing to export the most lucrative collections of spices. Owen Duffy, Ars Technica, "Century: Eastern Wonders makes cardboard spice trading fun again," 6 Oct. 2018 Prescriptions can now be filled in about 22 grocery stores, convenience stores, and trading posts. Parvannah Lee, Teen Vogue, "I'm From the Navajo Nation and I Want to Help My Community Get Healthy Food," 22 Nov. 2018 The first player to build a trading post on any tile does so for free, but any subsequent players must hand over some of their cargo for the privilege. Owen Duffy, Ars Technica, "Century: Eastern Wonders makes cardboard spice trading fun again," 6 Oct. 2018 From fur trading post to harbor of the Great Migration to icon of art deco and beaux art architecture, the city continues to evolve as a hub for folks seeking a fresh start. Leslie Pariseau, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Days in Detroit," 3 Oct. 2018 The original French trading post was located near the current national park riverfront property, but likely never had more than 1,200 permanent residents, said Gateway Arch National Park historian Bob Moore. Gary Garth, USA TODAY, "Gateway Arch: An American classic gets a major overhaul," 29 June 2018 That’s Star Wars Land being built In Hollywood Studios, a village called Black Spires on the planet Batuu, a trading post on the Outer Rim of the Star Wars Galaxy. Marjie Lambert, miamiherald, "Who are the real brains behind Disney's Toy Story Land? Not Buzz Lightyear," 29 June 2018 A century ago, the town that is now Ulaanbaatar was little more than a trading post and a monastery. Simon Denyer, Washington Post, "Mongolia’s nomadic way of life threatened by climate change, neglect, modernity," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of trading post

1773, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of 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

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Kids Definition of trading post

: a store set up in a thinly settled region

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