- a seaport in NE England, on the Tees estuary.
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It has the great Cleveland ore bed and the excellent Durham coal near tidewater at Middlesbrough.
Grosmont was the birthplace of the Cleveland Ironworks, and was at one time more famous than Middlesbrough.Yorkshire Painted And Described
She was outward bound from Middlesbrough to the River Plate with a cargo of railway iron sleepers.
We were four days out from Middlesbrough, but it had been thick weather ever since the afternoon of the Sunday on which we sailed.
As to the growth of the last half century, there is only one town—the neighbouring Middlesbrough—by which it has been excelled.
- an industrial town and unitary authority in NE England; on the Tees estuary; university (1992). The unitary authority was formerly (1974–96) part of Cleveland county. Pop: 135 00 (2008 est.) Area: 54 sq km (21 sq miles)