Definition of trading post in English:

trading post

noun

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

    • ‘The first settlement at Lake Tahoe was a small trading post in 1851.’
    • ‘It was established as a trading post by the Swedish king some 450 years ago.’
    • ‘The Portuguese, the French, and the Dutch established trading posts along the coast (Porto-Novo, Ouidah, Cotonou), and traded weapons for slaves.’
    • ‘In 1834 William Sublette established the most enduring of the trading posts on the North Platte at the mouth of the Laramie River.’
    • ‘Over the next two centuries, Portugal, Holland, Britain, and France set up trading posts and factories.’
    • ‘In the 17th century the Dutch and the Spaniards established trading posts, the Dutch driving out the Spaniards in 1642.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In West Africa British possessions were limited to the settlement of Sierra Leone, and trading posts on the Gambia and Gold Coast.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The trees were clumped together like people outside the trading post when they got a new shipment of that special wine.’
    • ‘The Muscat rulers established trading posts on the Persian coast and also exercised a measure of control over the Makran coast (now Pakistan).’
    • ‘By the sixteenth century, European traders had established permanent trading posts along the coast and encouraged local peoples to raid their neighbors for slaves.’
    • ‘Agadir itself is an ancient place and has been a trading post since 1505.’
    • ‘Admire the splendid view and head to the underground tram station to have authentic old west food and shop at a real trading post!’
    • ‘They left behind a small force to form a permanent trading post.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘In all these cases, including the farmers who provisioned the trading posts, small and large businesses dominated daily life in New Amsterdam.’
    • ‘Established as a trading post in 1631, the island is the oldest settlement in Maryland.’
    store, retail store, outlet, retail outlet, reseller, cash and carry
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Pronunciation:

trading post

/ˈtrādiNG ˌpōst/