- 1.1 (also turnpike road) A road on which a toll was collected at a toll gate.More example sentences
- It was apparently built as a toll house on the old turnpike road between York and Scarborough.
- The average length of a turnpike road was 30 miles, and the number of trustees varied from 15 to 237.
- It used to take four hours to get to London by coach along the turnpike road.
- 1.2US A motorway on which a toll is charged.More example sentences
- Ohio's section of highway 80 is called a turnpike, and they charge a toll to drive on it.
- 2 • historical A spiked barrier fixed in or across a road or passage as a defence against sudden attack.More example sentences
- Half the horses in London never see a turnpike gate.
- The formation of drains beside and beneath turnpikes, an important facet of road construction, has received little comment in contemporary sources.
More definitions of turnpikeDefinition of turnpike in:
- The US English dictionary