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Meaning of TOLLBOOTH

Pronunciation:  'towl`booth

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tolls
 

TOLLBOOTH is a 9 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: tolbooth, tollhouse
 
 See Also: booth, cubicle, kiosk, stall, toll plaza

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Toll"booth`\, n. [Toll a tax + booth.] [Written also
    tolbooth.]
    1. A place where goods are weighed to ascertain the duties or
       toll. [Obs.]
    
             He saw Levy . . . sitting at the tollbooth. --Wyclif
                                                   (Mark ii. 14).
    
    2. In Scotland, a burgh jail; hence, any prison, especially a
       town jail. --Sir W. Scott.
    
    
  2. \Toll"booth`\, v. t.
    To imprison in a tollbooth. [R.]
    
          That they might tollbooth Oxford men.    --Bp. Corbet.
    
    
 

 

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