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turnpike

turn·pike

turnpike

 
pronunciation:
tuhrn paIk
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word History
part of speech: noun
definition: a thruway or highway whose use requires the payment of a toll.
similar words:
highway
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Word History
In the 1400s, a turnpike was a spiked barrier built across a road to prevent passage. By the 1700s, "turnpike" meant a road with toll gates.