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A station or store in a sparsely settled area established by traders to barter supplies for local products.
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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
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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.
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|Noun||1.||trading post - a retail store serving a sparsely populated region; usually stocked with a wide variety of merchandise|
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