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 Nowhere more than the gallery dedicated to her memory, on the spot where the Johnson trading post once stood. Jennifer Brooks, Star Tribune, "Art thief makes off with a piece of Grand Marais history," 16 Apr. 2021 After the first full week of trading post 9/11, the Dow falls more than 1,300 points, or about 14%. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, "Dow Jones Industrial Average Fast Facts," 11 Apr. 2021 There, the Dutch set up a trading post in 1625 and created a tradition of tolerance and a live-and-let-live lifestyle that would endure for centuries. Kenneth T. Jackson, WSJ, "Does New York Still Want to Be the Capital of the World?," 2 Apr. 2021 Just outside the town limits is the 3D, a popular convenience store, gas station, carwash, trading post and restaurant. Washington Post, "A small-town congregation sold its church. A whites-only group moved in.," 6 Mar. 2021 Once a major trading post on the route from Bergen to Trondheim, Bud is today best known for its coastal views and the Ergan Coastal Fort. David Nikel, Forbes, "Norway’s Spectacular Atlantic Ocean Road In Pictures," 21 Mar. 2021 An Inuit and his family visit a trading post, spear fish, catch a walrus, and build an igloo. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: ‘The Searchers’; ‘Forrest Gump’," 12 Mar. 2021 Berenice at the time was an important port and trading post between Egypt and other parts of the world. Fox News, "Oldest known pet cemetery found in Egypt," 10 Mar. 2021 Born and raised in the small trading post of Fiskernæs (now Qeqertarsuatsiaat) in southwestern Greenland, Hendrik was an Inuit who was hired by Elisha Kent Kane, commander of the Second Grinnell expedition, bound for the island’s northern end. David James, Anchorage Daily News, "Hans Hendrik’s 19th-century memoir offers an Inuit account of Arctic exploration," 27 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of trading post

1773, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of trading post was in 1773

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22 Apr 2021

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“Trading post.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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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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