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


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


(ˈnuˌmɑr kɪt, ˈnyu-)

a town in W Suffolk, in E England: horse races. 12,934.
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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 ?
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.
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.