Definition of “trading post” - English Dictionary

“trading post” in British English

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trading postnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtreɪ.dɪŋ ˌpəʊst/ us /ˈtreɪ.dɪŋ ˌpoʊst/

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.

(Definition of “trading post” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“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)