tollkeeper

[ tohl-kee-per ]
/ ˈtoʊlˌki pər /

noun

the collector at a tollgate.

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Origin of tollkeeper

First recorded in 1815–25; toll1 + keeper
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Example sentences 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