trading post


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trading post

n.
A station or store in a sparsely settled area established by traders to barter supplies for local products.

trading post

n
1. (Commerce) a general store established by a trader in an unsettled or thinly populated region
2. (Stock Exchange) stock exchange a booth or location on an exchange floor at which a particular security is traded

trad′ing post`


n.
a general store established in a remote area, orig. by a trading company to obtain furs, etc., in exchange for food, clothing, and other supplies.
[1790–1800, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trading post - a retail store serving a sparsely populated regiontrading post - a retail store serving a sparsely populated region; usually stocked with a wide variety of merchandise
mercantile establishment, outlet, retail store, sales outlet - a place of business for retailing goods
Translations

trading post

nstazione f commerciale
References in classic literature ?
The French merchant at his trading post, in these primitive days of Canada, was a kind of commercial patriarch.
These were distributed at various trading posts, established far and wide on the interior lakes and rivers, at immense distances from each other, and in the heart of trackless countries and savage tribes.
Here two or three of the leading partners from Montreal proceeded once a year to meet the partners from the various trading posts of the wilderness, to discuss the affairs of the company during the preceding year, and to arrange plans for the future.
Fontenelle informed Captain Bonneville that he was on his way from the company's trading post on the Yellowstone to the yearly rendezvous, with reinforcements and supplies for their hunting and trading parties beyond the mountains; and that he expected to meet, by appointment, with a band of free trappers in that very neighborhood.
These they procure at the trading post of the American Fur Company, on Marias River, where they traffic their peltries for arms, ammunition, clothing, and trinkets.
And stretching away in all directions, surrounding the insignificant cleared spot of the trading post, immense forests, hiding fateful complications of fantastic life, lay in the eloquent silence of mute greatness.
I have carried him thousands and thousands of miles on scout duty for the army, and there's not a gorge, nor a pass, nor a valley, nor a fort, nor a trading post, nor a buffalo-range in the whole sweep of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains that we don't know as well as we know the bugle-calls.
This was too patently a scheme of Harper's and Joe Ladue's, trying to entice prospecting in the vicinity of their town site and trading post.
Peters was the site of Fort Saint-Pierre, a 17th century fortified trading post acquired by Nicolas Denys in 1650 to trade with the Mikmaq.
Mayor Edna Tabanda on Tuesday informed traders that she had received death threats after issuing notices evicting them from the La Trinidad vegetable trading post and relocating them to the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC) built by the Department of Agriculture.
7 million worth of Organic Trading Post is being constructed by the Silay City government at Barangay Mabulac, Silay City and expected to operate before the end of this year.
In 1878, a man named John Lorenzo Hubbell established a trading post on the Navajo Nation.