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Noun: Newcastle upon Tyne
  1. A port city in northeastern England on the River Tyne; a centre for coal exports (giving rise to the expression 'carry coals to Newcastle' meaning to do something unnecessary)
    - Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Type of: city, metropolis, port, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: England

Encyclopedia: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom