Meaning of “slave trade” in the English Dictionary

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"slave trade" in British English

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slave tradenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsleɪv ˌtreɪd/ us /ˈsleɪv ˌtreɪd/

the buying and selling of slaves, especially of African people who were taken to North and South America from the 16th to the 19th century

(Definition of “slave trade” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)