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noun, plural toll·hous·es [tohl-hou-ziz] /ˈtoʊlˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. a house or booth at a tollgate, occupied by a tollkeeper.
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Origin of tollhouse

First recorded in 1400–50, tollhouse is from the late Middle English word tolhowse. See toll1, house
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Historical Examples of tollhouse

  • At the tollhouse, there were further excuses for delaying the inevitable moment.

    Other Tales and Sketches

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • I have seen carriages and traps waiting as far as the tollhouse.

  • Longley ran into the tollhouse and came out with a sawed-off shotgun.

    Down the Mother Lode

    Vivia Hemphill

  • He read the letter, which was not long, put it in his pocket, and then entered the tollhouse.

    The Captain's Toll-Gate

    Frank R. Stockton

  • While Olive Asher remained at the tollhouse there was no chance for her in that quarter.

    The Captain's Toll-Gate

    Frank R. Stockton

British Dictionary definitions for tollhouse


  1. a small house at a tollgate occupied by a toll collector
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