toll bar

  1. a barrier, especially a gate, across a road or bridge, where toll is collected.

Origin of toll bar

First recorded in 1805–15

Words Nearby toll bar Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use toll bar in a sentence

  • Jack's keeper offered the right toll, but the toll-bar man would not take it.

  • It was a difference concerning twopence between the persons with the waggon and the man at the toll-bar.

  • Bobby knew the pause at the toll-bar in the valley, and the mixed odors of many passing horses and men, there.

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  • He had begun the ascent to the toll-bar when he heard the clatter of a cart and the pounding of hoofs behind him.

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  • Those at Rome occurred on a spot, to reach which many citizens had to cross a bridge with a toll bar on it.