Definition of turnstile in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtəːnstʌɪl/


A mechanical gate consisting of revolving horizontal arms fixed to a vertical post, allowing only one person at a time to pass through.
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.

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