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tolbooth

or toll·booth

[ tohl-booth, -booth ]
/ ˈtoʊlˌbuθ, -ˌbuð /
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noun, plural tol·booths [tohl-boothz, -booths]. /ˈtoʊlˌbuðz, -ˌbuθs/. Chiefly Scot.

a town jail.
a town hall or guild hall, especially a place where tolls are paid.

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Origin of tolbooth

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at tollbooth
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British Dictionary definitions for tolbooth

tolbooth
/ (ˈtəʊlˌbuːθ, -ˌbuːð, ˈtɒl-) /

noun

mainly Scot a town hall
a variant spelling of tollbooth
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