Tolbooth Definition

tōlbo͝oth
noun
A prison; a jail.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
Archaic form of toll booth.
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Other Word Forms of Tolbooth

Noun

Singular:
tolbooth
Plural:
tolbooths

Origin of Tolbooth

  • Middle English tolbothe town hall containing customs offices and prison cells tol toll toll1 bothe booth booth

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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