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Trade route   /treɪd rut/   Listen
Trade route

A lane at sea that is a regularly used route for vessels.  Synonyms: sea lane, seaway, ship route.
A route followed by traders (usually in caravans).

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"Trade route" Quotes from Famous Books

... of supply and communication which was of great importance to the enemy. The natural course would have been to destroy the line at once; but the susceptibilities of both Maryland and West Virginia had to be considered. The stoppage of all traffic on their main trade route would have done much to alienate the people from the South, and there was still hope that Maryland might throw in her lot with ...
— Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War • G. F. R. Henderson

... Carolinas widens out, the mountain chains increase in number, fold on fold, from the Blue Ridge to the ragged ranges of the Cumberlands. Few trails led across this manifold barrier. There was a connection at Balcony Falls between the James River and the Great Kanawha; but as a trade route it was of no such value to the men of its day as the Chesapeake and Ohio system over the same course is to us. As in the North, so in the South, trade avoided obstacles by taking a roundabout, and often the longest route. In order to double the extremity of the Unakas, ...
— The Paths of Inland Commerce - A Chronicle of Trail, Road, and Waterway, Volume 21 in The - Chronicles of America Series • Archer B. Hulbert

Words linked to "Trade route" :   Saint Lawrence Seaway, itinerary, sea lane, St. Lawrence Seaway, path, Silk Road, seaway, route, lane

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