A frame consisting of two bars crossing each other at right angles and turning on a post or pin, to hinder the passage of animals, but admitting a person to pass between the arms; a turnstile.
Other Word Forms of Turnpike
Origin of Turnpike
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English turnpyke (“spiked barrier across a road"), originally used to block access to such a road until toll was paid.
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