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English definition of “trading post”

trading post

noun [C]    
a small place , especially in the past, far from other places in which people live , where goods can be bought and sold or exchanged : New York was originally a Dutch trading post .Shops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general
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