[ stok-tuhn-on-teez, -awn- ]

  1. a seaport in Cleveland, in NE England, near the mouth of the Tees River.

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How to use Stockton-on-Tees in a sentence

  • Walker, vicar , came to reside at Stockton-on-Tees, he was called upon to inter a poor person.

    Old Church Lore | William Andrews
  • It is the only thing I can think of that might make one wish to linger in Stockton-on-Tees.

    In Unfamiliar England | Thomas Dowler Murphy
  • Sheraton was born in 1751 at Stockton-on-Tees, and came to London to starve.

    Chats on Old Furniture | Arthur Hayden

British Dictionary definitions for Stockton-on-Tees


  1. a former port and industrial centre in NE England, in Stockton-on-Tees unitary authority, Co Durham, on the River Tees: famous for the Stockton-Darlington Railway (1825), the first passenger-carrying railway in the world; now mainly residential. Pop: 80 060 (2001)

  2. a unitary authority in NE England, in Co Durham and North Yorkshire: created in 1996 from part of Cleveland county. Pop: 186 300 (2003 est). Area: 195 sq km (75 sq miles)

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