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1. Abbr. Tnpk. or Tpk. A toll road, especially an expressway on which tolls are charged.
2. A tollgate.
[Middle English turnepike, spiked barrier : turnen, to turn; see turn + pike, sharp point; see pike5.]
1. (Historical Terms) (between the mid-16th and late 19th centuries)
a. gates or some other barrier set across a road to prevent passage until a toll had been paid
b. a road on which a turnpike was operated
2. an obsolete word for turnstile1
3. (Civil Engineering) US a motorway for use of which a toll is charged
[C15: from turn + pike2]
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1. a high-speed highway, esp. one maintained by tolls.
2. (formerly) a barrier set across such a highway to stop passage until a toll has been paid.
[1375–1425; late Middle English turnepike road barrier (in definition 1, short for turnpike road). See turn, pike2]
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|Noun||1.||turnpike - (from 16th to 19th centuries) gates set across a road to prevent passage until a toll had been paid|
gate - a movable barrier in a fence or wall
|2.||turnpike - an expressway on which tolls are collected|
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autopista de peaje
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turnpike[ˈtɜːnˌpaɪk] n (Am) (Aut) → autostrada (a pagamento)
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