clearing house

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clearing house (plural clearing houses)

  1. A central point where clearing banks exchange checks etc and settle accounts
  2. (figuratively, by extension) A hub of goods traffic
    • 2011, Samuel West (narrator), Smugglers TV series (ep. 2), :
      The mixed load is likely to have come from Rotterdam, one of Europe's key clearing houses for drugs
  3. (GIS) A repository structure, physical or virtual, that collects, stores, and disseminates information, metadata, and data

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