tollgate

noun
toll·​gate | \ˈtōl-ˌgāt \

Definition of tollgate 

: a point where the driver of a vehicle must pay a toll

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The frontier between Italy and France, where the police now intermittently patrol key tollgates and train stations, demonstrates in many ways how those policies keep failing. Adam Nossiter, New York Times, "A French Underground Railroad, Moving African Migrants," 4 Oct. 2016 But once they are triggered by a tollgate, the devices initiate a daily rental fee, often regardless of whether it is used each day. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "Renting a Car? Know the Rules of the Road," 6 Mar. 2017

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1773, in the meaning defined above

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tollgate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tollgate

: a place where the driver of a vehicle must pay a toll to go through a gate that blocks a road

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