market town

a town where a regularly scheduled market is held.

1400–50; late Middle English Unabridged
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market town
chiefly (Brit) a town that holds a market, esp an agricultural centre in a rural area

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Example sentences
Because it's so wide, you know this was a market town.
We sat in traffic in one market town after another, each one hopping with activity that sometimes engulfed the car.
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