Definition of "turnpike" []

  • A toll road, especially an expressway with tollgates. (noun)
  • A tollgate. (noun)
  • Gates or some other barrier set across a road to prevent passage until a toll had been paid (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A road on which a turnpike was operated (noun)
  • A motorway for use of which a toll is charged (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "turnpike" in a sentence
  • "Here in Florida, the turnpike is the Ronald Reagan Turnpike and we just got a new school here in Miami-Dade County named after him."
  • "Here it may be well for us to be reminded that the turnpike roads in England are very different from what we call turnpike roads in North Carolina."
  • "With marketing in mind, the state’s highway department eschewed the word turnpike in favor of the more poetic parkway."