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

Definition of tollbooth

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

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The entrance will feature all-electronic tolling, so there will be no tollbooths. Rafael Olmeda,, "Turnpike entrance at Sunrise Blvd to go all-electronic," 21 June 2018 To put it bluntly, there are cameras nearly everywhere—on roads, on tollbooths, on homes and other dwellings, and even on people through their iPhones and smartphones. Michael Mccann,, "Could Kellen Winslow Jr.'s Attorneys Use Football-Induced Brain Injury as Defense for Alleged Crimes?," 16 June 2018 Immediately after passing the town’s tollbooth, signs advertising gold dealers and mining equipment—in both English and Chinese—crowd the streets, vastly outnumbering the fading billboards for cocoa fertilizer. Marisa Schwartz Taylor, National Geographic, "Illegal Gold Mining Boom Threatens Cocoa Farmers (And Your Chocolate)," 6 Mar. 2018 Mounted on police cruisers, tow trucks, tollbooths, and elsewhere, license-plate readers are capable of snapping photos of thousands of license plates every hour. Pete Bigelow, Car and Driver, "License-Plate Readers May Help Target Illegal Immigrants, Or You," 31 Jan. 2018 The fireplace is all that remains of the paymaster's tollbooth of the old Bluestone Quarry of the early 20th century. Jeff Piorkowski/special To,, "South Euclid mourns the death of Pam O'Toole, a woman who 'cared a whole awful lot'," 30 Jan. 2018 Or shift your gaze and register, instead, the half-dozen or so transmission towers to the north of the tollbooths. John King, San Francisco Chronicle, "Morning commute by bus offers new outlook," 20 Dec. 2017 The bus curves to the west and touches down on the right edge of the multilane approach to the tollbooths. John King, San Francisco Chronicle, "Morning commute by bus offers new outlook," 20 Dec. 2017 The group relies on a vast network of informers: watchmen, storekeepers, villagers, tollbooth operators. Niharika Mandhana, WSJ, "India’s Vigilante Cow Protectors: ‘If Police Did Their Job, We Wouldn’t Have To’," 11 Sep. 2017

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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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English Language Learners Definition of tollbooth

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

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