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Noun turnpike has 2 senses


turnpiken. [Turn + pike.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "I move upon my axle like a turnpike."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A turnpike road.  De Foe.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A winding stairway.  Sir W. Scott.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A beam filled with spikes to obstruct passage; a cheval-de-frise.  [1913 Webster]
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.
turnpikev. t. 
     To form, as a road, in the manner of a turnpike road; to throw into a rounded form, as the path of a road.  Knowles.  [1913 Webster]


turnpike, n.
1 hist. a defensive frame of spikes.
2 hist. a a toll-gate. b a road on which a toll was collected at a toll-gate.
3 US a motorway on which a toll is charged.



Autobahn, French door, US highway, alley, alleyway, archway, arterial, arterial highway, arterial street, artery, autoroute, autostrada, avenue, back door, barway, belt highway, blind alley, boulevard, bulkhead, bypass, byway, camino real, carriage entrance, carriageway, causeway, causey, cellar door, cellarway, chaussee, circumferential, close, corduroy road, county road, court, crescent, cul-de-sac, dead-end street, dike, dirt road, door, doorjamb, doorpost, doorway, drive, driveway, expressway, freeway, front door, gate, gatepost, gateway, gravel road, hatch, hatchway, highroad, highway, highways and byways, interstate highway, lane, lintel, local road, main drag, main road, mews, motorway, parkway, pave, paved road, pike, place, plank road, porch, portal, porte cochere, postern, primary highway, private road, propylaeum, pylon, right-of-way, ring road, road, roadbed, roadway, route nationale, row, royal road, scuttle, secondary road, side door, speedway, state highway, stile, storm door, street, superhighway, terrace, thoroughfare, threshold, through street, thruway, toll road, tollgate, township road, trap, trap door, turnstile, wynd




N method, way, manner, wise, gait, form, mode, fashion, tone, guise, modus operandi, MO, procedure, path, road, route, course, line of way, line of road, trajectory, orbit, track, beat, tack, steps, stair, staircase, flight of stairs, ladder, stile, perron, bridge, footbridge, viaduct, pontoon, steppingstone, plank, gangway, drawbridge, pass, ford, ferry, tunnel, pipe, door, gateway, channel, passage, avenue, means of access, approach, adit, artery, lane, loan, alley, aisle, lobby, corridor, back-door, back-stairs, secret passage, covert way, vennel, roadway, pathway, stairway, express, thoroughfare, highway, turnpike, freeway, royal road, coach road, broad highway, King's highway, Queen's highway, beaten track, beaten path, horse road, bridle road, bridle track, bridle path, walk, trottoir, footpath, pavement, flags, sidewalk, crossroad, byroad, bypath, byway, cut, short cut carrefour, private road, occupation road, highways and byways, railroad, railway, tram road, tramway, towpath, causeway, canal, street, speedway, adv, how, in what way, in what manner, by what mode, so, in this way, after this fashion, one way or another, anyhow, somehow or other, by way of, via, in transitu, on the high road to, hae tibi erunt artes.


N hindrance, prevention, preclusion, obstruction, stoppage, embolus, embolism, infarct, interruption, interception, interclusion, hindrance, impedition, retardment, retardation, embarrassment, oppilation, coarctation, stricture, restriction, restraint, inhibition, blockade, interference, interposition, obtrusion, discouragement, discountenance, impediment, let, obstacle, obstruction, knot, knag, check, hitch, contretemps, screw loose, grit in the oil, bar, stile, barrier, turnstile, turnpike, gate, portcullis, beaver dam, trocha, barricade, wall, dead wall, sea wall, levee breakwater, groyne, bulkhead, block, buffer, stopper, boom, dam, weir, burrock, drawback, objection, stumbling-block, stumbling-stone, lion in the path, snag, snags and sawyers, encumbrance, incumbrance, clog, skid, shoe, spoke, drag, drag chain, drag weight, stay, stop, preventive, prophylactic, load, burden, fardel, onus, millstone round one's neck, impedimenta, dead weight, lumber, pack, nightmare, Ephialtes, incubus, old man of the sea, remora, difficulty, insuperable, obstacle, estoppel, ill wind, head wind, trammel, tether, hold back, counterpoise, damper, wet blanket, hinderer, marplot, killjoy, party pooper, party crasher, interloper, trail of a red herring, opponent, hindering, obstructive, obstruent, impeditive, impedient, intercipient, prophylactic, impedimentary, in the way of, unfavorable, onerous, burdensome, cumbrous, cumbersome, obtrusive, hindered, windbound, waterlogged, heavy laden, hard pressed, unassisted &c (assist), single-handed, alone, deserted, occurrent nubes.

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