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market town

a town where a regularly scheduled market is held.
Origin of market town
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This village assembly room is furnished with the chief county and market town newspapers.

    Social Transformations of the Victorian Age T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott
  • Two or three days before he had been at the market town five miles off.

    Taking Tales W.H.G. Kingston
  • Arras was as noisy as any Belgian market town where soldiers are stationed.

  • Within about two miles of Ballydhas stood the market town of the parish.

    Lha Dhu; Or, The Dark Day William Carleton
  • At the market town the missionaries left me to go on alone with my three men.

    An Australian in China George Ernest Morrison
  • Let us start, say, from a French market town on a market day.

    The Glory of The Coming Irvin S. Cobb
  • Tarbes is a good-sized city that looks like a market town, paved with small stones, mediocre in appearance.

    A Tour Through The Pyrenees Hippolyte Adolphe Taine
  • As its name suggests, it has been a market town from a very remote age.

  • Penryn , a market town and municipal borough, situated on an arm of Falmouth harbour that is being gradually silted up.

    Cornwall Sabine Baring-Gould
British Dictionary definitions for market town

market town

(mainly Brit) a town that holds a market, esp an agricultural centre in a rural area
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