Turnpike

Definition of Turnpike

Turn´pike`
n.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.
- B. 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.
5.(Mil.) A beam filled with spikes to obstruct passage; a cheval-de-frise.
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.
v. t.1.To form, as a road, in the manner of a turnpike road; to throw into a rounded form, as the path of a road.
[imp. & p. p. Turnpiked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Turnpiking.]

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