Part of speech: noun

A road on which are toll gates; loosely, any highway.

Part of speech: noun

A toll bar or toll gate.

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Usage examples "turnpike":

  1. This turnpike abounds in unique effects and a succession of charming surprises. - "The Pearl of India", Maturin M. Ballou.
  2. With some degree of hesitation, yet unconscious of imminent danger, we advanced on the main turnpike toward Warrenton. - "Three Years in the Federal Cavalry", Willard Glazier.
  3. Just beyond lay a turnpike- house, where was dimly visible a woman in the act of putting up a shutter to the front window. - "The Hand of Ethelberta", Thomas Hardy.