Turnpike road


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
a road on which turnpikes, or tollgates, are established by law, in order to collect from the users tolls to defray the cost of building, repairing, etc.

See also: Turnpike

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
"I met one of th' 148th Maine boys an' he ses his brigade fit th' hull rebel army fer four hours over on th' turnpike road an' killed about five thousand of 'em.
It rushes across the turnpike road, where there is no gate, no policeman, no signal: nothing but a rough wooden arch, on which is painted 'WHEN THE BELL RINGS, LOOK OUT FOR THE LOCOMOTIVE.' On it whirls headlong, dives through the woods again, emerges in the light, clatters over frail arches, rumbles upon the heavy ground, shoots beneath a wooden bridge which intercepts the light for a second like a wink, suddenly awakens all the slumbering echoes in the main street of a large town, and dashes on haphazard, pell-mell, neck-or-nothing, down the middle of the road.
The country wore the same aspect, till at last the fine green turf became more wearisome than a dusty turnpike road. We everywhere saw great numbers of partridges (Nothura major).
He praised the pine-woods, the deep lasts of bracken, the crimson leaves that spotted the hurt-bushes, the serviceable beauty of the turnpike road. The outdoor world was not very familiar to him, and occasionally he went wrong in a question of fact.
Good and I looked accordingly, and there, winding away towards the plain, was what appeared to be a wide turnpike road. We had not seen it at first because, on reaching the plain, it turned behind some broken country.
Acacia at Indian Meadows, 275 Turnpike Road. Tickets can be purchased online at www.westboroughlib.org or at Westboro Public Library, 55 West Main St.
Three men burst into the Ladbrokes office at Upper Turnpike Road in Ennis, Co Clare, less than a kilometre from the town centre.
For more information, write to Emily Skin Soothers, Inc., at 77 Turnpike Road, Ipswich, MA 01938, or call (978) 4128272.
The new site reportedly improves coverage and capacity along Routes 5 & 20 north to County Route 10B (Turnpike Road), south to Pickney Road, west to Half Acre Road, and east to Commerce Way.
In the late 1700s a new turnpike road was built from Caernarfon to Dolgellau, through Beddgelert.
Belfast (Ireland), Sep.2 (ANI): Former World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali was given an Irish hero's welcome on Tuesday at Turnpike Road from where his great-grandfather Abe Grady set out for the New World almost 150 years ago.