[noo-kas-uh l-uh-pon-tahyn, -uh-pawn-, -kah-suh l-, nyoo-] /ˈnuˌkæs əl əˌpɒnˈtaɪn, -əˌpɔn-, -ˌkɑ səl-, ˈnyu-/ (Show IPA). a seaport in Tyne and Wear, in NE England, on the Tyne River: shipbuilding; major coal center.
a seaport in E New South Wales, in SE Australia.
a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada, NE of Toronto, on Lake Ontario.
carry coals to Newcastle,
to take something to a place where its kind exists in great quantity.
to do something wholly unnecessary.
[pel-uh m-hol-is] /ˈpɛl əmˈhɒl ɪs/
Thomas, 1st Duke of Newcastle, 1693–1768, British statesman: prime minister 1754–56, 1757–62 (brother of Henry Pelham).
British Dictionary definitions for 1st duke of newcastle
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)
Duke of, the title of Thomas Pelham Holles. 1693–1768, English Whig prime minister (1754–56; 1757–62): brother of Henry Pelham