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turn·pike

 (tûrn′pīk′)
n.
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.]

turnpike

(ˈtɜːnˌpaɪk)
n
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]

turn•pike

(ˈtɜrnˌpaɪk)

n.
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]
highway, expressway, freeway, parkway, turnpike - A highway is a main road, while an expressway is a multilane highway; freeways, parkways, and turnpikes are types of expressways.
See also related terms for highway.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turnpike - (from 16th to 19th centuries) gates set across a road to prevent passage until a toll had been paidturnpike - (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 collectedturnpike - an expressway on which tolls are collected
expressway, freeway, motorway, pike, state highway, superhighway, throughway, thruway - a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic

turnpike

noun
A course affording passage from one place to another:
Translations
autopista de peaje

turnpike

[ˈtɜːnpaɪk] N
1. (Hist) → barrera f de portazgo
2. (US) (Aut) → autopista f de peaje

turnpike

[ˈtɜːrnpaɪk] n (US)autoroute f à péageturn signal n (US) (in car)clignotant m

turnpike

[ˈtɜːnˌpaɪk] n (Am) (Aut) → autostrada (a pagamento)
References in classic literature ?
Connecting Readyville and Woodbury was a good, hard turnpike nine or ten miles long.
The roads were stony, having been recently mended; going over them at this pace, my shoe became looser, and as we neared the turnpike gate it came off.
The difficult mountain A smoke and consultation The captain's speech An icy turnpike Danger of a false step Arrival on Snake River Return to Portneuf Meeting of comrades
As John Dawkins objected to their entering London before nightfall, it was nearly eleven o'clock when they reached the turnpike at Islington.
Dominicus was now on the Kimballton turnpike, having all along determined to visit that place, though business had drawn him out of the most direct road from Morristown.
Hastening away from the shadows of the formidable pile I made for the first crossroad, intending to strike the central turnpike as quickly as possible.
He had roused himself once, when the horse stopped until the turnpike gate was opened, and had cried a lusty 'good night
Father will miss me; we must be at the turnpike at ten to meet the coach.
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.
She seemed about to say more; but while she was speaking, we came within view of the turnpike, at the top of the Avenue Road.
She promised that she would come and see him sometimes, and that she would never forget him; and she told him about the country he was going to and about her own home in Devonshire--her father kept a turnpike on the high-road that led to Exeter, and there were pigs in the sty, and there was a cow, and the cow had just had a calf--till Philip forgot his tears and grew excited at the thought of his approaching journey.
The turnpike lamp was a blur, quite out of the lamp's usual place apparently, and its rays looked solid substance on the fog.