Meaning of “trading post” in the English Dictionary

"trading post" in Business English

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trading postnoun [ C ]

uk us

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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)