trade route


trade route
noun
1. a lane at sea that is a regularly used route for vessels (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑seaway, ↑sea lane, ↑ship route
Hypernyms: ↑lane
2. a route followed by traders (usually in caravans)
Hypernyms: ↑path, ↑route, ↑itinerary
Instance Hyponyms: ↑Silk Road

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noun
1. : a route followed by traders (as in caravans)
2. : one of the sea lanes ordinarily used by merchant ships

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any route usually taken by merchant ships, caravans, etc.
[1875-80]

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trade route noun
A route followed by caravans or trading ships
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Main Entry:trade

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trade route,
a route followed by traders or trading ships: »

In ancient times, southern Arabia grew rich because it lay along important trade routes between Europe, Asia, and Africa (William Spencer).

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ˈtrade route f60 [trade route] noun
(in the past) the route that people buying and selling goods used to take across land or sea

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • trade route — any route usually taken by merchant ships, caravans, etc. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • trade route — noun A route used by traders for commercial transport of goods …   Wiktionary

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