toll·​gate | \ ˈtōl-ˌgāt How to pronounce tollgate (audio) \

Definition of tollgate

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

Examples of tollgate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The protest at the Lekki tollgate was one of many demonstrations across the country at the time against police brutality. Ben Ezeamalu, New York Times, 16 Nov. 2021 Before the massacre, hundreds had camped out near the Lekki tollgate, blasting music and sharing meals. Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2021 There is no official death toll, but an Amnesty International investigation found that at least 12 people died at Lekki tollgate and another site on October 20. Stephanie Busari, CNN, 19 Oct. 2021 After a year riddled with police brutality, #EndSARS uprisings, and a massacre at the Lekki tollgate, not far from her home, Savage has refocused. Danielle Kwateng, Allure, 16 Apr. 2021 Akinbosola Ogunsanya, a talk show host on Afrosurge Radio, said the shooting began shortly after the lights at the tollgate were switched off. Eoin Mcsweeney, CNN, 21 Oct. 2020 The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said nobody ordered the removal of cameras at the Lekki tollgate. Stephanie Busari, CNN, 22 Oct. 2020 Things came to a head on Oct. 20 when soldiers shot live rounds at unarmed protesters at the tollgate in the Lekki district of Lagos and in Alausa, another neighborhood in the city. Shayera Dark, Quartz Africa, 11 Oct. 2020 One witness at the protests, Akinbosola Ogunsanya, told CNN the shooting began after the lights were turned off at the Nigerian city's Lekki tollgate. Ben Church And Aleks Klosok, CNN, 21 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of tollgate

1773, in the meaning defined above

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“Tollgate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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