[ tohl-kee-per ]
/ ˈtoʊlˌki pər /


the collector at a tollgate.

Origin of tollkeeper

First recorded in 1815–25; toll1 + keeper Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tollkeeper

  • But several times that night, when a waggon or other vehicle came through, and the driver asked the tollkeeper 'What news?'

  • And when they passed a toll-gate, all the tollkeeper's family and neighbors came out to see the array.

    Old Caravan Days|Mary Hartwell Catherwood