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Definition of Turnpike

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freeway, highway, toll road
Turnpike Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To form, as a road, in the manner of a turnpike road; into a rounded form, as the path of a road.
  
(n.)
A winding stairway.
  
(n.)
A turnpike road.
  
(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 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 beam filled with spikes to obstruct passage; a cheval-de-frise.
  
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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. jonson.
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.
4. a winding stairway. [scot.] 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.
turnpike
n
1. (from 16th to 19th centuries) gates set across a road to prevent passage until a toll had been paid
2. an expressway on which tolls are collected


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 turnpike road 
 turnpike man 
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. (from 16th to 19th centuries) gates set across a road to prevent passage until a toll had been paid
(hypernym) gate
2. an expressway on which tolls are collected
(hypernym) expressway, freeway, motorway, pike, state highway, superhighway, throughway, thruway
Turnpike Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Turnpike may refer to:
Roads
  • Turnpike, another term for a toll road
  • Turnpike trusts, a body set up by act of Parliament, with powers to collect road tolls for maintaining the principal highways during the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Turnpike Lane, a street in Haringey, North London, England
  • Connecticut Turnpike, a toll road in Connecticut, United States
  • Delaware Turnpike, a toll road in Delaware, United States
  • Florida's Turnpike, a toll road in Florida, United States
  • Maine Turnpike, a toll road in Maine, United States
  • New Hampshire Turnpike, a toll road in New Hampshire, United States
  • New Jersey Turnpike, a toll road in New Jersey, United States
  • Ohio Turnpike, a toll road in Ohio, United States
  • Turnpikes of Oklahoma, a turnpike system in Oklahoma, United States
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike, a toll road in Pennsylvania, United States

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