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Definition of company town noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

company town

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkʌmpəni taʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌmpəni taʊn//
 
(especially North American English)
 
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a town or city where most of the people work for one company which supports the whole economy of the area company towns built around factories, like Pullman and Port Sunlight
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: company town