Definition of "tollgate" [toll•gate]

  • (noun) A gate barring passage to a road, tunnel, or bridge until a toll is collected.
  • (noun) A tollbooth equipped with a gate.

Use "tollgate" in a sentence

  • "In too many cases, our local governments have become a kind of tollgate that business leaders must pay to cross into a community that has a lot to offer."
  • "In particular, its iTunes Store gives it control of the tollgate through which billions of paid-for music tracks and albums, videos and apps cascade down to millions of customers worldwide."
  • "We would have a greater ability to invest here if we didn't have to pay a 'tollgate tax' to bring the cash home."

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