Definition Of turnpike

noun

a spiked barrier fixed in or across a road or passage as a defense against sudden attack.

Half the horses in London never see a turnpike gate.

an expressway, especially one on which a toll is charged.

Ohio's section of highway 80 is called a turnpike , and they charge a toll to drive on it.

Example Of turnpike

  • A network of local roads and lanes fed the sub-region's turnpikes .

  • Half the horses in London never see a turnpike gate.

  • How, for instance, would this system of turnpikes be regulated, if not by cameras?

  • In case you don't know, the turnpike is a toll road.

  • It used to take four hours to get to London by coach along the turnpike road .


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