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English definition of “trading post”

trading post

noun [C]    
COMMERCE in the past, a place where goods were bought, sold, or bartered: Fort Union was the most important fur trading post on the upper Missouri.
E-COMMERCE a website where people can buy and sell things: The internet is an electronic trading post that cuts out the middleman.
(Definition of trading post noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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