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1. or Newcastle upon Tyne (tīn) A city of northeast England on the Tyne River north of Leeds. Founded as a Roman military station, it became a coal-shipping port in the 1200s. Its prominence in the trade gave rise to the expression to carry coals to Newcastle, meaning "to do something superfluous or unnecessary."
2. A city of southeast Australia northeast of Sydney. Like the English city for which it was named, it is a coal-shipping port.
(Placename) a port in SE Australia, in E New South Wales near the mouth of the Hunter River: important industrial centre, with extensive steel, metalworking, engineering, shipbuilding, and chemical industries. It suffered Australia's first recorded fatal earthquake, in 1989. Pop: 279 975 (2001)
(Biography) Duke of, the title of Thomas Pelham Holles. 1693–1768, English Whig prime minister (1754–56; 1757–62): brother of Henry Pelham
New•cas•tle(ˈnuˌkæs əl, -ˌkɑ səl, ˈnyu-)
1. Also called New′cas•tle-up•on`-Tyne′. a seaport in NE England, on the Tyne River: coal center. 283,600.
2. a seaport in E New South Wales, in SE Australia. 429,300.Idioms:
carry coals to Newcastle, to provide something already present in abundance.