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.

Recent Examples on the Web

Molly Mabray is a 10-year-old girl who loves vlogging, her pet Malamute named Suki, and helping her parents run their Alaskan trading post. Alison Goldman,, "PBS’s ‘Molly of Denali’ to become first nationally distributed children’s show featuring Native American lead," 12 July 2019 Platte River Fort Event Center is a replica of the iconic Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Monument, itself a reconstructed 1840s fur trading post outside La Junta. Joshua Berman, The Know, "Colorado’s newest campground offers glamping an hour from Denver," 29 June 2019 Gatherings essentially become trading posts for travel stories, and attendees collect branded stickers featuring group logos like passports stamps. Muhammad Fadli, National Geographic, "See the wild, customized creations of Indonesia’s ‘rebel riders’," 4 Apr. 2019 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

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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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