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toll collector

  1. a person or device collecting or registering tolls.
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Origin of toll collector

First recorded in 1815–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Thus much the toll-collector said, but when asked if Rugg had appeared again he made no reply.

    Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete

    Charles M. Skinner

  • This led to a ludicrous altercation between myself and a toll-collector at a turnpike.

  • I hastily threw my silver coin to the toll-collector that they might let the carriage go on.

  • He had hardly advanced forty paces when a toll-collector called to him to stop.

    The Betrothed

    Alessandro Manzoni