What does the word turnpike mean?

Usage examples for turnpike

  1. This turnpike abounds in unique effects and a succession of charming surprises. – The Pearl of India by 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 by 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 by Thomas Hardy