Turnstile Turn"stile`, n. 1. A revolving frame in a footpath, preventing the passage of horses or cattle, but admitting that of persons; a turnpike. See {Turnpike}, n., 1. [1913 Webster]

2. A similar arrangement for registering the number of persons passing through a gateway, doorway, or the like. [1913 Webster]

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  • turnstile — UK [ˈtɜː(r)nˌstaɪl] / US [ˈtɜrnˌstaɪl] noun [countable] Word forms turnstile : singular turnstile plural turnstiles a narrow gate at the entrance of something, with metal bars that move in a circle so that only one person at a time can go through …   English dictionary

  • turnstile — [[t]tɜ͟ː(r)nstaɪl[/t]] turnstiles N COUNT A turnstile is a mechanical barrier at the entrance to a place such as a museum or a football ground. Turnstiles have metal arms that you push round as you go through them and enter the building or area …   English dictionary

  • turnstile — noun Date: 1643 a post with arms pivoted on the top set in a passageway so that persons can pass through only on foot one by one …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • turnstile — /terrn stuyl /, n. 1. a structure of four horizontally revolving arms pivoted atop a post and set in a gateway or opening in a fence to allow the controlled passage of people. 2. a similar device set up in an entrance to bar passage until a… …   Universalium

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