n.1.A frame consisting of two bars crossing each other at right angles and turning on a post or pin, to hinder the passage of beasts, but admitting a person to pass between the arms; a turnstile. See Turnstile, 1.
I move upon my axle like a turnpike.
- B. Jonson.
2.A gate or bar set across a road to stop carriages, animals, and sometimes people, till toll is paid for keeping the road in repair; a tollgate.
3.A turnpike road.
4.A winding stairway.
5.(Mil.) A beam filled with spikes to obstruct passage; a cheval-de-frise.
Turnpike man
a man who collects tolls at a turnpike.
Turnpike road
a road on which turnpikes, or tollgates, are established by law, in order to collect from the users tolls to defray the cost of building, repairing, etc.
v. t.1.To form, as a road, in the manner of a turnpike road; to throw into a rounded form, as the path of a road.
[imp. & p. p. Turnpiked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Turnpiking.]
Noun1.turnpike - (from 16th to 19th centuries) gates set across a road to prevent passage until a toll had been paid
2.turnpike - an expressway on which tolls are collected

TURNPIKE. A public road paved with stones or other hard substance.
     2. Turnpike roads are usually made by corporations to which a power to make them has been granted. The grant of such power passes not only an easement for the road itself, but also so much land as is connected with it; as, for instance, for a toll house and a cellar under it, and a well for the use of the family. 9 Pick. R. 109. A turnpike is a public highway, and a building erected before the turnpike was made, though upon a part out of the travelled path, if continued there is a nuisance. 16 Pick. R. 175. Vide Road; Street; Way.

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