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tollkeeper

[ tohl-kee-per ]

noun

  1. the collector at a tollgate.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tollkeeper1

First recorded in 1815–25; toll 1 + keeper

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Example Sentences

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

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

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