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trade route

n.
A route used by traveling traders or merchant ships.

trade′ route`


n.
any route usu. taken by merchant ships, caravans, etc.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trade route - a lane at sea that is a regularly used route for vesselstrade route - a lane at sea that is a regularly used route for vessels
lane - a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic
2.trade route - a route followed by traders (usually in caravans)trade route - a route followed by traders (usually in caravans)
itinerary, route, path - an established line of travel or access
Translations

trade route

nHandelsweg m, → Handelsstraße f

trade route

nrotta commerciale
References in classic literature ?
For six weeks did the robber sheik hold the trade route of the earth, while our liege lord, the West Wind, slept profoundly like a tired Titan, or else remained lost in a mood of idle sadness known only to frank natures.
Not a steamer route nor trade route crosses this stretch of ocean.
This link with the Latin American cargo community stems from air cargo trade routes pioneered by Pan American World Airways and Panagra (Pan Am/Grace Airlines) in the late 1930s, which linked the major capitals of the South American continent with the financial and industrial center of North America, New York.
In its most developed form it is three thousand years old and we have traced it across the desert from the Euphrates to Yemen, and along centuries old Arab trade routes as far as Zanzibar.
The Johannesburg exhibition, "Trade Routes: History and Geography," sets out to explore cultural exchange and is divided into six sections, while Kwangju's "Unmapping the Earth," a reference to the five elements of Eastern alchemy, is split into five shows.
The victors captured Double-Bird for a ritual sacrifice back at Caracol and cut off his subordinate lords from the extensive trade routes that provided their wealth, as evidenced by the sudden poverty of items placed in the tombs of Tikal's nobility after Caracol's conquest, they say.
Senator Sehar Kamran said Pakistan provides the shortest possible trade routes to Central Asia, Gulf States, Iran, Russian and Chinese markets.
Set to go into force early next year, the 2M alliance is expected to control roughly 30 percent of all cargo moved on the world's busiest trade routes and save the two companies billions of dollars in annual operating costs.
With more and more jets and barges plying cross-border trade routes, getting through the Amazon jungle is no longer a major problem.
The new project, Diamond Dance, will travel the old trade routes that were the precondition for this nomadization of all highly charged cultural ideas.
* "proximate" causes of war, such as a society's military preparedness and the goals of its leaders, often centering on the desire for land, natural resources or control of trade routes.
The analyst added that Iran and the whole Persian Gulf region remained hub of ancient trade routes.