['tɜːnpaɪk] or ['tɝn'paɪk]


(noun.) an expressway on which tolls are collected.

(noun.) (from 16th to 19th centuries) gates set across a road to prevent passage until a toll had been paid.

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(n.) 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.

(n.) 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.

(n.) A turnpike road.

(n.) A winding stairway.

(n.) A beam filled with spikes to obstruct passage; a cheval-de-frise.

(v. t.) To form, as a road, in the manner of a turnpike road; into a rounded form, as the path of a road.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Pike, turnpike gate.[2]. [U. S.] Turnpike road.

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