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Noun: turnpike  'turn,pIk
  1. (from 16th to 19th centuries) gates set across a road to prevent passage until a toll had been paid
  2. [US] An expressway on which tolls are collected
    - toll road, tollway [US]

Derived forms: turnpikes

Type of: expressway [N. Amer], freeway [N. Amer, Austral, S.Africa], gate, motorway [Brit, Cdn], pike, state highway [N. Amer], superhighway [N. Amer], throughway [N. Amer], thruway [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Turnpike