tollbooth

noun
toll·​booth | \ ˈtōl-ˌbüth How to pronounce tollbooth (audio) \

Definition of tollbooth

: a booth (as on a highway or bridge) where tolls are paid

Examples of tollbooth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That car was scanned at a tollbooth on the Dallas North Tollway shortly after the shooting, according to the affidavit, and police said it was driven to a business parking lot on Ferguson Road in Far East Dallas. Tom Steele, Dallas News, "2 more teens charged in North Dallas woman’s fatal shooting during carjacking attempt," 15 June 2020 Protesters also set fire to tollbooths near the campus, leading to the two-week closure of a major tunnel linking the Kowloon Peninsula with Hong Kong Island. Austin Ramzy, New York Times, "Hong Kong Police End 2-Week Campus Siege," 29 Nov. 2019 Manned tollbooths Lanes with automated coin bins and E-Z Pass-only have been in use for years. Marc Bona, cleveland, "16 things likely to become obsolete in a post-coronavirus world," 26 Apr. 2020 The tollbooths that were built 30 years ago will remain but starting Jan. 1, motorists will be allowed to drive through without paying a toll. BostonGlobe.com, "Panel votes to eliminate toll on Everett Turnpike," 27 Nov. 2019 Unrelated protests by truck drivers over fuel tax hikes worsened the disruptions, as trucks were used to block highways and tollbooths, slowing traffic to a crawl in places such as Normandy and the Toulouse region. BostonGlobe.com, "Even as the strength of the long-running yellow vest protests has dissipated over the year, the movement’s simmering anger at the president ran smack dab this weekend into the latest turmoil over his pension plans.," 7 Dec. 2019 Truck drivers planned to blockade roads and tollbooths. Heather Connolly, Quartz, "Why France is on strike," 6 Dec. 2019 Protesters also set fire to tollbooths near the campus, leading to the two-week closure of a major tunnel linking the Kowloon Peninsula with Hong Kong Island. BostonGlobe.com, "Hong Kong police end 2-week campus siege - The Boston Globe," 1 Dec. 2019 The tollbooths that were built 30 years ago will remain, but starting Jan. 1, motorists will be allowed to drive through without paying a toll. USA TODAY, "A subway Thanksgiving, too-high horse, gift wrap wars: News from around our 50 states," 27 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of tollbooth

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tollbooth

Middle English tolbothe, tollbothe tollbooth, town hall, jail, from tol, toll toll + bothe booth

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The first known use of tollbooth was in the 14th century

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21 Jun 2020

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“Tollbooth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tollbooth. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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tollbooth

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English Language Learners Definition of tollbooth

: a small building where you pay a toll to use a road or bridge

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