Definition of turnstile in English:

turnstile

Line breaks: turn|stile
Pronunciation: /ˈtəːnstʌɪl
 
/

noun

  • A mechanical gate consisting of revolving horizontal arms fixed to a vertical post, allowing only one person at a time to pass through.
    More example sentences
    • An estimated 150,000 commuters passed through its turnstiles every day, many of them on their way to work on Wall Street.
    • About 100,000 people are expected to pass through the turnstiles before the event finishes on Thursday evening.
    • There are two queues for the turnstiles at gate three, one from the north and one from the south.

More definitions of turnstile

Definition of turnstile in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody