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market townnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɑː.kɪt ˌtaʊn/ us   /ˈmɑːr.kɪt ˌtaʊn/
a small town in the countryside, especially in Europe, that has a regular market and acts as a business centre for surrounding farms and villages: a quiet market town in Northumberland
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