Definition of trading post in US English:

trading post


  • A store or small settlement established for trading, typically in a remote place.

    • ‘It begins with furs, moves to a multi-racial group studying the famous Kohklux Map, and on to a corner of a trading post.’
    • ‘The Portuguese, the French, and the Dutch established trading posts along the coast (Porto-Novo, Ouidah, Cotonou), and traded weapons for slaves.’
    • ‘Established as a trading post in 1631, the island is the oldest settlement in Maryland.’
    • ‘Agadir itself is an ancient place and has been a trading post since 1505.’
    • ‘In all these cases, including the farmers who provisioned the trading posts, small and large businesses dominated daily life in New Amsterdam.’
    • ‘Admire the splendid view and head to the underground tram station to have authentic old west food and shop at a real trading post!’
    • ‘It was established as a trading post by the Swedish king some 450 years ago.’
    • ‘This led to the children's interest in establishing a trading post (with a little guidance from us) in our elementary school.’
    • ‘Establishing trading posts and other urban enclaves, the French plugged Indian producers and consumers into an international market economy.’
    • ‘By the sixteenth century, European traders had established permanent trading posts along the coast and encouraged local peoples to raid their neighbors for slaves.’
    • ‘The Phoenicians established trading posts along its coast in the 12th century B.C. and the Carthaginians added their own in the 5th century B.C.’
    • ‘Over the next two centuries, Portugal, Holland, Britain, and France set up trading posts and factories.’
    • ‘In 1834 William Sublette established the most enduring of the trading posts on the North Platte at the mouth of the Laramie River.’
    • ‘The Muscat rulers established trading posts on the Persian coast and also exercised a measure of control over the Makran coast (now Pakistan).’
    • ‘They left behind a small force to form a permanent trading post.’
    • ‘In West Africa British possessions were limited to the settlement of Sierra Leone, and trading posts on the Gambia and Gold Coast.’
    • ‘The trees were clumped together like people outside the trading post when they got a new shipment of that special wine.’
    • ‘In the 17th century the Dutch and the Spaniards established trading posts, the Dutch driving out the Spaniards in 1642.’
    • ‘The first settlement at Lake Tahoe was a small trading post in 1851.’
    • ‘By the 1480s this agreement had become so successful that the Portuguese had rounded Sierra Leone and established trading posts at São Jorge da Mina on the Guinea coast.’
    store, retail store, outlet, retail outlet, reseller, cash and carry
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trading post

/ˈtreɪdɪŋ ˌpoʊst//ˈtrādiNG ˌpōst/