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toll·booth 1

A booth where a toll is collected. Also called tollhouse.

toll·booth 2

Variant of tolbooth.


(ˈtəʊlˌbuːθ; -ˌbuːð; ˈtɒl-) or


a booth or kiosk at which a toll is collected


(ˈtoʊlˌbuθ, -ˌbuð)

n., pl. -booths (-ˌbuðz, -ˌbuθs)
a booth, as at a bridge or the entrance to a toll road, where a toll is collected.
[1300–50; Middle English tolbothe. See toll1, booth]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tollbooth - a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tollstollbooth - a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tolls
kiosk, stall, booth, cubicle - small area set off by walls for special use
toll plaza - an area where tollbooths are located
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85) East Lothian Justices of the Peace (a layer of local government introduced into Scotland in 1609) complained in the early 1770s that putting lunatics in Haddington tolbooth was "turning the county gaol into a madhouse.
89) On the last day of December 1776, Simon Fraser, the gaoler or 'keeper' of the tolbooth wrote to the city's bailies or magistrates, explaining that his charge