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tollkeeper

[tohl-kee-per] /ˈtoʊlˌki pər/
noun
1.
the collector at a tollgate.
Origin of tollkeeper
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; toll1 + keeper
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  • And when they passed a toll-gate, all the tollkeeper's family and neighbors came out to see the array.

    Old Caravan Days Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • But several times that night, when a waggon or other vehicle came through, and the driver asked the tollkeeper 'What news?'

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