noun Date: 14th century a house or booth where tolls are taken

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  • Tollhouse — Toll house , n.; pl. {Tollhouses}. A house occupied by a receiver of tolls. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tollhouse — [tōl′hous΄] n. 1. a house at a tollgate, in which the tollkeeper lives 2. a booth, etc. where tolls are taken …   English World dictionary

  • tollhouse — /tohl hows /, n., pl. tollhouses / how ziz/. a house or booth at a tollgate, occupied by a tollkeeper. [1400 50; late ME tolhowse. See TOLL1, HOUSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • tollhouse — noun A building where a toll is collected on a toll road …   Wiktionary

  • tollhouse — n. house for the collection of taxes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tollhouse — toll•house [[t]ˈtoʊlˌhaʊs[/t]] n. pl. hous•es [[t] ˌhaʊ zɪz[/t]] a house or booth at a tollgate, occupied by a toll collector • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • tollhouse — /ˈtoʊlhaʊs/ (say tohlhows) noun a house at a tollgate, occupied by a tollkeeper. {toll2 + house1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tollhouse — noun a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tolls (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑tollbooth, ↑tolbooth • Hypernyms: ↑booth, ↑cubicle, ↑stall, ↑kiosk …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tollhouse, California — Tollhouse is an unincorporated town located in the Sierra Nevadas of Fresno County, California southwest of Shaver Lake.The town was created in the 1860s around a lumber mill. The name tollhouse comes from the fact that the community was also… …   Wikipedia

  • tollhouse cookie — ☆ tollhouse cookie n. [made with a recipe used at the Toll House in Whitman, Mass., near Brockton] a kind of chocolate chip cookie …   English World dictionary

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