HyperDic: trade_route

English > 2 senses of the expression trade route:
NOUNartifacttrade route, seaway, sea lane, ship routea lane at sea that is a regularly used route for vessels
locationtrade routea route followed by traders (usually in caravans)
English > trade route: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA lane at sea that is a regularly used route for vessels.
Synonymsseaway, sea lane, ship route
InstancesSaint Lawrence Seaway, St. Lawrence SeawayA seaway involving the Saint Lawrence River and the Great Lakes that was developed jointly by Canada and the United States
BroaderlaneA well-defined track or path
Spanishruta marítima, vía marítima
Catalanruta marítima, via marítima
English > trade route: 2 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningA route followed by traders (usually in caravans).
InstancesSilk RoadAn ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles)
Broaderpath, route, itineraryAn established line of travel or access

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