turnpike

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[turn┬Ěpike]

An expressway on which tolls are collected

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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.

Noun
an expressway on which tolls are collected

Noun
(from 16th to 19th centuries) gates set across a road to prevent passage until a toll had been paid


n.
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.

n.
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.

n.
A turnpike road.

n.
A winding stairway.

n.
A beam filled with spikes to obstruct passage; a cheval-de-frise.

v. t.
To form, as a road, in the manner of a turnpike road; into a rounded form, as the path of a road.


Turnpike

Turn"pike` , n. [Turn + pike.] 1. 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.
I move upon my axle like a turnpike.
2. 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. 3. A turnpike road. De Foe. 4. A winding stairway. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott. 5. (Mil.) A beam filled with spikes to obstruct passage; a cheval-de-frise. [R.] Turnpike man, a man who collects tolls at a turnpike. -- Turnpike road, a road on which turnpikes, or tollgates, are established by law, in order to collect from the users tolls to defray the cost of building, repairing, etc.

Turnpike

Turn"pike` , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Turnpiked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Turnpiking.] To form, as a road, in the manner of a turnpike road; into a rounded form, as the path of a road. Knowles.

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.

To form, as a road, in the manner of a turnpike road; into a rounded form, as the path of a road.

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