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 Well, one thing has changed: as many states eliminate tolls on highways, some children may never encounter a real tollbooth. Diti Kohli,, 9 Mar. 2021 Milo passes through the tollbooth in his small pretend car and finds himself in the Lands Beyond. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2021 When the coronavirus crisis began, she was sent back to the road system but not allowed into the tollbooth. New York Times, 4 Feb. 2021 Cash payments will not return to Maryland toll facilities after the coronavirus emergency is lifted, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced last week, officially marking the end of the traditional tollbooth in the state. Washington Post, 12 Aug. 2020 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, 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, 29 Nov. 2019 Manned tollbooths Lanes with automated coin bins and E-Z Pass-only have been in use for years. Marc Bona, cleveland, 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., 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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“Tollbooth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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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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