trading post

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

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
2 : 6post 3b

Examples of trading post in a Sentence

  1. The French set up a trading post on the coast.

  2. The town was first established as a trading post.

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First Known Use of trading post

1773

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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TRADING POST Defined for English Language Learners

trading post

Definition of trading post for English Language Learners

  • : 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


TRADING POST Defined for Kids

trading post

noun

Definition of trading post for Students

: a store set up in a thinly settled region

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