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 Sonny gets his comeuppance when he is bloodied in a battlefield’s worth of machine-gun fire while trapped in his car at a tollbooth. Adam Bernstein, Washington Post, 7 July 2022 Weisberg was unclear what had happened at the tollbooth. Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Apr. 2022 Tollbooth tells the story of Milo, who enters a fantastical land through a magical tollbooth that mysteriously appears in his room. Sam Gillette, PEOPLE.com, 10 Aug. 2021 Tollbooth tells the story of Milo, who enters a fantastical land through a magical tollbooth that mysteriously appears in his room. Sam Gillette, PEOPLE.com, 10 Aug. 2021 Tollbooth tells the story of Milo, who enters a fantastical land through a magical tollbooth that mysteriously appears in his room. Sam Gillette, PEOPLE.com, 10 Aug. 2021 Tollbooth tells the story of Milo, who enters a fantastical land through a magical tollbooth that mysteriously appears in his room. Sam Gillette, PEOPLE.com, 10 Aug. 2021 Tollbooth tells the story of Milo, who enters a fantastical land through a magical tollbooth that mysteriously appears in his room. Sam Gillette, PEOPLE.com, 10 Aug. 2021 Tollbooth tells the story of Milo, who enters a fantastical land through a magical tollbooth that mysteriously appears in his room. Sam Gillette, PEOPLE.com, 10 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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Last Updated

16 Jul 2022

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“Tollbooth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tollbooth. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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