Newmarket


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Newmarket

(ˈnjuːˌmɑːkɪt)
n
(Placename) a town in SE England, in W Suffolk: a famous horse-racing centre since the reign of James I. Pop: 16 947 (2001)

newmarket

(ˈnjuːˌmɑːkɪt)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a double-breasted waisted coat with a full skirt worn, esp for riding, in the 19th century
2. (Card Games) a simple gambling card game

New•mar•ket

(ˈnuˌmɑr kɪt, ˈnyu-)

n.
a town in W Suffolk, in E England: horse races. 12,934.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.newmarket - a long close-fitting coat worn for riding in the 19th century
coat - an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors
2.Newmarket - a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
References in classic literature ?
You have been well-bred and well-born; your father has a great name in these parts, and your grandfather won the cup two years at the Newmarket races; your grandmother had the sweetest temper of any horse I ever knew, and I think you have never seen me kick or bite.
He recalled the men he had met, the clubs he had joined, his stud of horses at Newmarket, the country-houses at which he had visited.
He imparted to her the mystery of going the odd man or plain Newmarket for fruit, ginger-beer, baked potatoes, or even a modest quencher, of which Miss Brass did not scruple to partake.
For in those days the skill of each celebrated marksman was as well known for many miles round him, as the qualities of a horse trained at Newmarket are familiar to those who frequent that well-known meeting.
Tom had gone from London with a party of young men to Newmarket, where a neglected fall and a good deal of drinking had brought on a fever; and when the party broke up, being unable to move, had been left by himself at the house of one of these young men to the comforts of sickness and solitude, and the attendance only of servants.
On the present occasion he wore it very much on one side, with the back part forward in consequence of its being the least rusty; round his neck he wore a flaming red worsted comforter, whereof the straggling ends peeped out beneath his threadbare Newmarket coat, which was very tight and buttoned all the way up.
The very first words I heard Algie speak, Claire, were at Newmarket during the three o'clock race one May afternoon.
He was dressed in a Newmarket coat and tight-fitting trousers; wore a shawl round his neck; smelt of lamp-oil, straw, orange-peel, horses' provender, and sawdust; and looked a most remarkable sort of Centaur, compounded of the stable and the play-house.
Issuing forth from the gate on these easy terms, he became a billiard-marker; and now occasionally looked in at the little skittle-ground in a green Newmarket coat (second-hand), with a shining collar and bright buttons (new), and drank the beer of the Collegians.
He left the parcel very readily, and goes his way, and in about half an hour my maid and I walked off, and that very evening I hired a horse, and a man to ride before me, and went to Newmarket, and from thence got my passage in a coach that was not quite full to St.
He was attended at Newmarket for that purpose, and he point-blank refused to do it.
I had been planning to run off to Dubai with Nicole Scherzinger JOE MCGUIRE ON HOW HE WOULD HAVE SPENT WINNINGS Leg 1 Newmarket 1.