Toll bridge
Toll Toll, n. [OE. tol, AS. toll; akin to OS. & D. tol, G. zoll, OHG. zol, Icel. tollr, Sw. tull, Dan. told, and also to E. tale; -- originally, that which is counted out in payment. See {Tale} number.] 1. A tax paid for some liberty or privilege, particularly for the privilege of passing over a bridge or on a highway, or for that of vending goods in a fair, market, or the like. [1913 Webster]

2. (Sax. & O. Eng. Law) A liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor. [1913 Webster]

3. A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding. [1913 Webster]

{Toll and team} (O. Eng. Law), the privilege of having a market, and jurisdiction of villeins. --Burrill.

{Toll bar}, a bar or beam used on a canal for stopping boats at the tollhouse, or on a road for stopping passengers.

{Toll bridge}, a bridge where toll is paid for passing over it.

{Toll corn}, corn taken as pay for grinding at a mill.

{Toll dish}, a dish for measuring toll in mills.

{Toll gatherer}, a man who takes, or gathers, toll.

{Toll hop}, a toll dish. [Obs.] --Crabb.

{Toll thorough} (Eng. Law), toll taken by a town for beasts driven through it, or over a bridge or ferry maintained at its cost. --Brande & C.

{Toll traverse} (Eng. Law), toll taken by an individual for beasts driven across his ground; toll paid by a person for passing over the private ground, bridge, ferry, or the like, of another.

{Toll turn} (Eng. Law), a toll paid at the return of beasts from market, though they were not sold. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Tax; custom; duty; impost. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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