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Newcastle

[noo-kas-uh l, -kah-suh l, nyoo-] /ˈnuˌkæs əl, -ˌkɑ səl, ˈnyu-/
noun
1.
1st Duke of, Pelham-Holles, Thomas.
2.
Also called Newcastle-upon-Tyne
[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.
3.
a seaport in E New South Wales, in SE Australia.
4.
a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada, NE of Toronto, on Lake Ontario.
Idioms
5.
carry coals to Newcastle,
  1. to take something to a place where its kind exists in great quantity.
  2. to do something wholly unnecessary.
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British Dictionary definitions for newcastle upon tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne

noun
1.
a port in NE England in Newcastle upon Tyne unitary authority, Tyne and Wear, near the mouth of the River Tyne opposite Gateshead: Roman remains; engineering industries, including ship repairs; two universities (1937, 1992). Pop: 189 863 (2001) Often shortened to Newcastle
2.
a unitary authority in NE England, in Tyne and Wear. Pop: 266 600 (2003 est). Area: 112 sq km (43 sq miles)

Newcastle1

/ˈnjuːˌkɑːsəl/
noun
1.
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)

Newcastle2

/ˈnjuːˌkɑːsəl/
noun
1.
Duke of, the title of Thomas Pelham Holles. 1693–1768, English Whig prime minister (1754–56; 1757–62): brother of Henry Pelham
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Newcastle

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Newcastle

city and port, New South Wales, Australia. It lies at the mouth of the Hunter River, 104 miles (168 km) by rail northeast of Sydney

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