What does turnpike mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turnpikenoun

    (from 16th to 19th centuries) gates set across a road to prevent passage until a toll had been paid

  2. turnpike, toll roadnoun

    an expressway on which tolls are collected


  1. turnpikenoun

    (US) A toll road, especially a toll expressway.

  2. turnpikenoun

    A road formerly a toll road.

  3. Etymology: From turnpyke.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Turnpikenoun

    Etymology: turn and pike, or pique.

    The gates are shut, and the turnpikes locked. Arbuthnot.


  1. turnpike

    A turnpike is a broad, generally toll-funded highway or road for high-speed traffic. This term is often used in the United States and refers to highways that charge a fee, or toll, for access. The fees collected are often used for maintenance, improvements, and infrastructure development. In historical context, the term originated from barriers or gates placed across roads to prevent passage until a toll had been paid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turnpikenoun

    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

  2. Turnpikenoun

    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. Turnpikenoun

    a turnpike road

  4. Turnpikenoun

    a winding stairway

  5. Turnpikenoun

    a beam filled with spikes to obstruct passage; a cheval-de-frise

  6. Turnpikeverb

    to form, as a road, in the manner of a turnpike road; into a rounded form, as the path of a road


  1. Turnpike

    Turnpike is a British-developed software suite for Microsoft Windows, originally written by Chris Hall and Richard Clayton. The suite, which comprises a combined email and news client as well as a separate program for handling the Internet connection aspects, first appeared in 1995. It was acquired by Demon Internet later the same year and for a number of years was supplied to their customers free of charge. It also has a small following of non-Demon users. Amongst its early reviews were those in Everyday Practical Electronics in November, 1995 and PC Format in Spring 1997. Its advocates claim it to be more straightforward to use and less buggy than the equivalent Microsoft product. The current version is version 6.07, the first that will run successfully under Vista; further major revision is unlikely. Turnpike 6.07 can be run on the 32-bit version of Windows 7, but not on the initial release of the 64-bit version. Turnpike uses the Berkeley mailbox format for the export and import of email files. The suite consists of two principal components, Connect, which interfaces with the modem driver or LAN, and Turnpike, which controls, sorts and displays news articles and email. Prior to version 6 the Turnpike component was a stand-alone executable whilst from version 6 onwards it is implemented as a Windows Shell namespace extension. Mail filtering can be done using Unix-like regular expressions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turnpike in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turnpike in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of turnpike in a Sentence

  1. John Halamka:

    Instead of the information highway, what we have is the turnpike.

  2. Fort Pierce Mayor Linda Hudson:

    It's decision time now. Don't wait until I-95 north and I-75 north and the turnpike are parking lots.

  3. Marcello Canuto:

    Imagine you’re in Poughkeepsie, New Jersey, and that’s all you can see, but you might catch this thing that we call the turnpike, right, but everything else is covered in jungle … you’ll have no idea that this turnpike might connect New York with Philadelphia, liDAR is telling us everything that we found archaeologically over the last 100 years, here and there, is found everywhere … LIDAR lets us connect all the dots.

  4. Pennsylvania Turnpike Chairman Sean Logan:

    On behalf of my fellow Turnpike commissioners and everybody in the PA Turnpike family, we are all deeply saddened by this horrific tragedy, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the deceased victims, the turnpike employee and the contractor. We cannot imagine what the families must be feeling right now. Certainly, today will be a day that none of us will soon forget.

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