turnstile

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noun turn·stile \-ˌstī(-ə)l\

Definition of turnstile

  1. :  a post with arms pivoted on the top set in a passageway so that persons can pass through only on foot one by one

1643

First Known Use of turnstile

1643


TURNSTILE Defined for English Language Learners

turnstile

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noun turn·stile \-ˌstī(-ə)l\

Definition of turnstile for English Language Learners

  • : a gate at an entrance that has arms which turn around and that allows only one person at a time to pass through


TURNSTILE Defined for Kids

turnstile

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noun turn·stile \ˈtərn-ˌstīl\

Definition of turnstile for Students

  1. :  a post having arms that turn around which is set at an entrance or exit so that people can pass through only on foot one by one


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