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Definitions of turnpike

  1. an expressway on which tolls are collected Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A frame consisting of two bars crossing each other at right angles and turning on a post or pin, to hinder the passage of beasts, but admitting a person to pass between the arms; a turnstile. See Turnstile, 1. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. A gate or bar set across a road to stop carriages, animals, and sometimes people, till toll is paid for keeping the road in repair; a tollgate. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A turnpike road. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A winding stairway. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A beam filled with spikes to obstruct passage; a cheval-de-frise. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To form, as a road, in the manner of a turnpike road; into a rounded form, as the path of a road. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A gate or bar to stop wagons, carriages, etc., until toll is paid; a tollgate; a road that has, or once had, tollgates. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A toll-gate; road with toll-gates. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A road on which are toll gates; loosely, any highway. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A toll bar or toll gate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Originally, a turnstile; a gate set across a road to stop travellers and carriages till toll is paid for keeping the road in repair; a turnpike road; a sort of cheval-de-frise, to impede the advance of an enemy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A gate or bar across a raod to hinder passage till toll be paid. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. See under turn. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for turnpike

  1. A turnpike gate was close by the gate of the field. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  2. The turnpike coming northward from Suez, emerged, white, dusty, and badly broken, on the southern border of this waste, and crossed the creek at right angles. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
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