tollbooth

[ tohl-booth, -booth ]
/ ˈtoʊlˌbuθ, -ˌbuð /

noun, plural toll·booths [tohl-boothz, -booths]. /ˈtoʊlˌbuðz, -ˌbuθs/.

a booth, as at a bridge or the entrance to a toll road, where a toll is collected.
Chiefly Scot. tolbooth.

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Origin of tollbooth

First recorded in 1300–50, tollbooth is from the Middle English word tolbothe.See toll1, booth
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Example sentences from the Web for tollbooth

  • But Willie went wrong—and from bad to worse; but now he is in the tollbooth at Aberdeen, as you have heard.

    Allison Bain|Margaret Murray Robertson
  • But I will give you the name of the man who used to go to the tollbooth on Sunday afternoons.

    Allison Bain|Margaret Murray Robertson

British Dictionary definitions for tollbooth

tollbooth

tolbooth

/ (ˈtəʊlˌbuːθ, -ˌbuːð, ˈtɒl-) /

noun

a booth or kiosk at which a toll is collected
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