n.1.A market place.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(26) By 1607, each street was supervised by two streetmasters: two for each of Marketstead, Churchgate, Highgate, Baxtergate, Sparrow Hill, Fennell Street, Hallgate, Woodgate, and Bigging.
(28) Some streetmasters probably had an unenviable task: the one for the marketstead frequently amerced for failing to maintain the cleanliness of le beast markett, le markettsted, and le backlane, probably because of the sheer difficulty of ensuring its cleanliness as much as his own dilatoriness.