Etymology

1. turnpike

noun. ['ˈtɝːnˌpaɪk'] (from 16th to 19th centuries) gates set across a road to prevent passage until a toll had been paid.

Etymology

  • turnpyke (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word turnpike


1. Adjective
It can also cover meals, lodging and turnpike tolls.

2. Noun, singular or mass
This resort, which is open year round, is located down the turnpike from Pittsburgh.

2. turnpike

noun. ['ˈtɝːnˌpaɪk'] an expressway on which tolls are collected.

Synonyms

  • pike
  • superhighway
  • state highway
  • throughway
  • thruway
  • freeway
  • motorway
  • expressway

Etymology

  • turnpyke (Middle English (1100-1500))
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