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market town

n
(Human Geography) chiefly Brit a town that holds a market, esp an agricultural centre in a rural area
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Noun1.market town - a (usually small) town where a public market is held at stated timesmarket town - a (usually small) town where a public market is held at stated times
town - an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city; "they drive through town on their way to work"
References in classic literature ?
Thence I traveled with post-horses to the market-town which was nearest to Greenwater Broad.
It must be carried to the market-town: which is not more than four miles off, by the footpath across the field: and thence dispatched, by an express on horseback, straight to Chertsey.
The road to the westward, curving away behind the farm, led to the nearest market-town. The road to the south was the way to the station.