Part of speech: noun

An X- shaped frame, pivoted on an upright post, to turn as people pass through it.

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Usage examples "turnstile":

  1. Lovers - she had to keep a turnstile. - "Kincaid's Battery", George W. Cable.
  2. He ascended the stairs of the " L" station, on the near side, and paying a nickel passed through a turnstile onto the platform. - "The Haunted Bookshop", Christopher Morley.
  3. As she went through the turnstile she said: " I doubt we shall have a wet night." - "The Privet Hedge", J. E. Buckrose.