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turnstile

noun turn·stile \-ˌstī(-ə)l\

: a gate at an entrance that has arms which turn around and that allows only one person at a time to pass through

Full Definition of TURNSTILE

:  a post with arms pivoted on the top set in a passageway so that persons can pass through only on foot one by one

First Known Use of TURNSTILE

1643

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