turnstile

[ turn-stahyl ]
/ ˈtɜrnˌstaɪl /

noun

a structure of four horizontally revolving arms pivoted atop a post and set in a gateway or opening in a fence to allow the controlled passage of people.
a similar device set up in an entrance to bar passage until a charge is paid, to record the number of persons passing through, etc.

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Origin of turnstile

First recorded in 1635–45; turn + stile1
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British Dictionary definitions for turnstile

turnstile
/ (ˈtɜːnˌstaɪl) /

noun

a mechanical gate or barrier with metal arms that are turned to admit one person at a time, usually in one direction only
any similar device that admits foot passengers but no large animals or vehicles
Also called: gatepost logic a symbol of the form ̃⊢, ⊨, or ⊩, used to represent logical consequence when inserted between expressions to form a sequent, or when prefixed to a single expression to indicate its status as a theorem
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