Turnpike man
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. [1913 Webster]

I move upon my axle like a turnpike. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. A turnpike road. --De Foe. [1913 Webster]

4. A winding stairway. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mil.) A beam filled with spikes to obstruct passage; a cheval-de-frise. [R.] [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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