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[noo-mahr-kit, nyoo-] /ˈnuˌmɑr kɪt, ˈnyu-/
a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada, NW of Toronto.
a town in W Suffolk, in E England, E of Cambridge: horse races.
(often lowercase). Also called Newmarket coat. a long, close-fitting coat worn in the 19th century as an overcoat by women and as a riding coat by men.
British. the card game Michigan. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • George Onslow had got what Newmarket men call a "squeeze," and was in for about seven thousand pounds.

    The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Charles James Lever
  • He came to dine with them the day before the first Newmarket meeting.

    The Dark Flower John Galsworthy
  • She had not been sent for, nor had any reply come from Newmarket.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • You can have Dad's horse—he has gone to Newmarket again, and I'm so lonely.

    The Dark Flower John Galsworthy
  • With any luck there'll be a hatful of money to share between us before the October meeting at Newmarket.

    Hard Pressed Fred M. White
  • From hence we came over the Ouse, and in a few miles to Newmarket.

  • Dick Starkey always tries to serve up something extra hot for Newmarket.

    The Vanity Girl Compton Mackenzie
  • I start for the Newmarket road at eleven to-morrow—but I'll fetch you for twopence.

    Love and Lucy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • Let us, however, spend the evening, and then the "Day at Newmarket" will be done.

    Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities Robert Smith Surtees
  • Slip into my study and telephone to the police at Newmarket.

British Dictionary definitions for Newmarket


a double-breasted waisted coat with a full skirt worn, esp for riding, in the 19th century
a simple gambling card game


a town in SE England, in W Suffolk: a famous horse-racing centre since the reign of James I. Pop: 16 947 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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