trading-post

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, Americanism

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trading post
 
n
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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