Definition of "tollhouse" [toll•house]

  • A house adjoining a tollgate and occupied by a toll collector. (noun)
  • See tollbooth1. (noun)

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Use "tollhouse" in a sentence
  • "Beyond the tollhouse was a long, narrow road winding north and west through the forest and out to the main north–south trade route."
  • "Back of the tollhouse was a neatly fenced garden, well filled with old-fashioned flowers; and, still farther on, a good-sized house, from which a box-bordered path led through the garden to the tollhouse."
  • " At lunch, they ate peanut butter sandwiches and tollhouse cookies at the outdoor tables with the pigeons and the gulls and the big kids."