trade-route

trade route

noun
any route usually taken by merchant ships, caravans, etc.

Origin:
1875–80

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trade route

noun
1. a lane at sea that is a regularly used route for vessels [syn: seaway
2. a route followed by traders (usually in caravans) 
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