Associations to the word «Turnpike»


TURNPIKE, noun. A frame consisting of two bars crossing each other at right angles and turning on a post or pin, to hinder the passage of animals, but admitting a person to pass between the arms; a turnstile.
TURNPIKE, noun. A gate or bar set across a road to stop carriages, animals, and sometimes people, until a toll is paid; a tollgate.
TURNPIKE, noun. (Scotland) A winding stairway.
TURNPIKE, noun. (military) A beam filled with spikes to obstruct passage; a cheval de frise.
TURNPIKE, noun. (US) A toll road, especially a toll expressway.
TURNPIKE, noun. A road that was formerly a toll road.
TURNPIKE, verb. To form (a road, etc.) in the manner of a turnpike road; into a rounded form, as the path of a road.
TURNPIKE DOUBLES, noun. (trucking) (slang) In the trucking industry, a tandem trailer operation, where two large hauling trailers are connected with a single axle, wheeled device known as a tandem dolly, allowing a truck to carry two or more trailers bound for separate destinations.

Dictionary definition

TURNPIKE, noun. (from 16th to 19th centuries) gates set across a road to prevent passage until a toll had been paid.
TURNPIKE, noun. An expressway on which tolls are collected.

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