market town

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market town (plural market towns)

  1. A town that has a traditional right to hold a regular market.
    • 1994, Chong, Denise, “Chapter Three”, in The Concubine's Children[1], Penguin Books, published 1996, →ISBN, LCCN 94-28442, OCLC 970581919, page 38:
      Chan Sam had already received two receipts, one from the banking institution in Hong Kong to which he had sent his draft, and another from the broker in the market town of Shekki, which served several satellite villages including Chang Gar Bin. A courier had carried the draft from Hong Kong to Shekki.
    • 2020 September 1, Tom Lamont, “The butcher's shop that lasted 300 years (give or take)”, in The Guardian[2]:
      Frank Fisher’s butcher’s shop had been in business, he liked to tell people, for more than 300 years. A while back, a signpainter was commissioned to advertise this fact on an outside wall, in case any strangers should pass through the market town of Dronfield in Derbyshire and feel compelled to stop and inspect a time capsule.

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