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trading post

noun
1.
a store established in an unsettled or thinly settled region by a trader or trading company to obtain furs and local products in exchange for supplies, clothing, other goods, or for cash.
2.
post2 (def 5).
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800, Americanism
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  • Pendleton was once a rough-and-tumble trading post with illicit underground bordellos and opium dens.
British Dictionary definitions for trading post

trading post

noun
1.
a general store established by a trader in an unsettled or thinly populated region
2.
(stock exchange) a booth or location on an exchange floor at which a particular security is traded
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