trading post

noun

Definition of trading post

  1. 1 :  a station of a trader or trading company established in a sparsely settled region where trade in products of local origin (as furs) is carried on

  2. 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.

1773

First Known Use of trading post

1773


TRADING POST Defined for English Language Learners

trading post

noun

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

  1. :  a store set up in a thinly settled region


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