Turnpike

  • 1 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Turnpike —   [ təːnpaɪk; englisch »Drehkreuz«] der, / s, autobahnähnliche, gebührenpflichtige Schnellstraße in Nordamerika, die von eigenständigen Gesellschaften (Turnpike Authorities) geplant, finanziert, gebaut und betrieben wird. * * * Turn|pike [… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 3 Turnpike — Turn pike , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turnpiked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turnpiking}.] To form, as a road, in the manner of a turnpike road; into a rounded form, as the path of a road. Knowles. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 turnpike — (n.) early 15c., spiked road barrier used for defense, from TURN (Cf. turn) + PIKE (Cf. pike) (n.2) shaft. Sense transferred to horizontal cross of timber, turning on a vertical pin (1540s), which were used to bar horses from foot roads. This led …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 Turnpike — (engl., spr. törnpaik), Drehkreuz, in England an Straßen bei Mauthäusern angebracht zum Zweck der Erhebung des Wegegeldes, daher Turnpikeroads, Straßen mit solchen Drehkreuzen …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 6 turnpike — index causeway Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 turnpike — [n] highway expressway, four lane*, freeway, interstate, parkway, pike*, roadway, state highway, superhighway, toll road; concept 501 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 turnpike — ► NOUN 1) historical a toll gate. 2) historical a road on which a toll was collected. 3) US a motorway on which a toll is charged. ORIGIN originally denoting a spiked barrier fixed across a road as a defence against sudden attack: from PIKE(Cf.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 turnpike — [tʉrn′pīk΄] n. [ME turnpyke, a spiked barrier across a road: see TURN & PIKE4] 1. Historical a turnstile 2. TOLLGATE 3. a toll road, esp. one that is an expressway …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 turnpike — n. (AE) toll express way 1) (to travel) by turnpike 2) (to drive) on a turnpike * * * [ tɜːnpaɪk] (AE) [ toll expressway ] (to travel) by turnpike (to drive) on a turnpike …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 turnpike — turn|pike [ˈtə:npaık US ˈtə:rn ] n [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: turnpike road (18 20 centuries), from turnpike turning post with sharp points fixed into it, used to control movement past it (15 18 centuries), from turn + PIKE4] AmE a large road for… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 turnpike — UK [ˈtɜː(r)nˌpaɪk] / US [ˈtɜrnˌpaɪk] noun [countable] Word forms turnpike : singular turnpike plural turnpikes 1) American a main road in the eastern part of the US that drivers must pay to use the Pennsylvania Turnpike 2) British in the past, a… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 turnpike — /ˈtɜnpaɪk / (say ternpuyk) noun 1. (formerly) a. a barrier set across a road to stop passage until toll was paid; tollgate. b. a road on which a turnpike operated. 2. US a road for fast traffic, especially one maintained by tolls. {late Middle… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 turnpike — dis·turnpike; turnpike; …

    English syllables

  • 15 turnpike — noun Etymology: Middle English turnepike revolving frame bearing spikes and serving as a barrier, from turnen to turn + pike Date: 1678 1. tollgate 2. a. (1) a road (as an expressway) for the use of which tolls are collected (2) a road formerly… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 turnpike — /terrn puyk /, n. 1. a high speed highway, esp. one maintained by tolls. 2. (formerly) a barrier set across such a highway to stop passage until a toll has been paid; tollgate. [1375 1425; late ME turnepike road barrier (in def. 1, short for… …

    Universalium

  • 17 Turnpike — Turn|pike [ tə:npaik] die; , s <aus gleichbed. engl. amerik. turnpike, eigtl. »Schlagbaum«, zu pike »Zahl , Mautstelle«> gebührenpflichtige Autobahn in den USA …

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  • 18 turnpike — turn|pike [ tɜrn,paık ] noun count AMERICAN a highway in the eastern part of the U.S. that drivers must pay to use: the Pennsylvania Turnpike …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 turnpike — [[t]tɜ͟ː(r)npaɪk[/t]] turnpikes N COUNT A turnpike is a road, especially an expressway, which people have to pay to drive on. [mainly AM] …

    English dictionary

  • 20 turnpike — noun (C) 1 AmE a large road for fast traffic, especially one that drivers have to pay to use: the New Jersey Turnpike 2 BrE a road in Britain in the 18th century that travellers had to pay to use …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English