noun, plural tol·booths [tohl-booth z, -booths] /ˈtoʊlˌbuðz, -ˌbuθs/. Chiefly Scot.
Origin of tolbooth
Examples from the Web for tolbooth
He lost all his wealth by heavy fines, and, after imprisonment in the Castle and in the Tolbooth, died in 1648.Edinburgh|Rosaline Masson
The Tolbooth was broken open, and Porteous hanged to a barber's pole, all with the greatest order and regularity.A History of England, Period III.|Rev. J. Franck Bright
The latter was taken easily enough, and clapped into the Tolbooth.Claverhouse|Mowbray Morris
Ian Rullock, after lying two months in the tolbooth, has escaped.Foes|Mary Johnston
Two or three others were killed, and some (taken prisoners) had to Edinburgh, and cast into irons in the tolbooth.Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Vol. II (of 3)|Walter Scott