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also toll·booth  (tōl′bo͞oth′)
n. Scots
A prison; a jail.

[Middle English tolbothe, town hall containing customs offices and prison cells : tol, toll; see toll1 + bothe, booth; see booth.]


(ˈtəʊlˌbuːθ; -ˌbuːð; ˈtɒl-)
1. chiefly Scot a town hall
2. a variant spelling of tollbooth


(ˈtoʊlˌbuθ, -ˌbuð)
n., pl. -booths (-ˌbuðz, -ˌbuθs) Scot.
1. a town jail.
2. a town hall or guild hall, esp. a place where tolls are paid.
[1300–50; Middle English; see tollbooth]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tolbooth - a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tollstolbooth - 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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