Definition of tollbooth
: a booth (as on a highway or bridge) where tolls are paid
Recent Examples of tollbooth from the Web
Authorities used video footage from the tollbooths that Dameron drove through on the morning of the wreck as evidence that Dameron had been speeding before rear-ending the young family’s 2001 Nissan Maxima.
But many roads have tolls; some countries, such as Portugal, use automatic, cashless toll systems — but there is often a tollbooth option to pay with cash or a credit card.
In the future, though, the United States envisions the road as something like the New Jersey Turnpike, with service stations, rest areas, cafes and tollbooths.
Staffed tollbooths have dwindled with the advent of cashless tolls.
This would add some friction to the flow of commerce into a metropolis, but those roads are already teeming with tollbooths and weigh stations.
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Origin and Etymology of tollbooth
Middle English tolbothe, tollbothe tollbooth, town hall, jail, from tol, toll toll + bothe booth
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
TOLLBOOTH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tollbooth for English Language Learners
: a small building where you pay a toll to use a road or bridge
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