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Definitions for turnstile
ˈtɜrnˌstaɪlturn·stile

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turnstilenoun

    a gate consisting of a post that acts as a pivot for rotating arms; set in a passageway for controlling the persons entering

Wiktionary

  1. turnstilenoun

    A rotating mechanical device that controls and counts passage between public areas, especially one that only allows passage after a charge has been made.

  2. turnstilenoun

    The symbol used to represent (deducibility relation).

  3. Etymology: turn (rotating) + stile (gate)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Turnstilenoun

    A turnpike.

    Etymology: turn and stile.

    A turnstile is more certain
    Than, in events of war, dame Fortune. Hudibras.

    Twirling turnstiles interrupt the way,
    The thwarting passenger shall force them round. John Gay.

Wikipedia

  1. Turnstile

    A turnstile (also called a turnpike, gateline, baffle gate, automated gate, turn gate in some regions) is a form of gate which allows one person to pass at a time. A turnstile can be configured to enforce one-way human traffic. In addition, a turnstile can restrict passage only to people who insert a coin, ticket, pass, or other method of payment. Modern turnstiles can incorporate biometrics, including retina scanning, fingerprints, and other individual human characteristics which can be scanned. Thus a turnstile can be used in the case of paid access (sometimes called a faregate or ticket barrier when used for this purpose), for example to access public transport, a pay toilet, or to restrict access to authorized people, for example in the lobby of an office building.

ChatGPT

  1. turnstile

    A turnstile is a mechanical gate or barrier consisting of revolving horizontal arms, used to control passage from one area to another. It is commonly used in public places such as transportation stations, amusement parks, stadiums, or commercial buildings. The turnstile allows one person to pass at a time, and can also track the number of people passing through.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turnstilenoun

    a revolving frame in a footpath, preventing the passage of horses or cattle, but admitting that of persons; a turnpike. See Turnpike, n., 1

  2. Turnstilenoun

    a similar arrangement for registering the number of persons passing through a gateway, doorway, or the like

Wikidata

  1. Turnstile

    A turnstile, also called a baffle gate, is a form of gate which allows one person to pass at a time. It can also be made so as to enforce one-way traffic of people, and in addition, it can restrict passage only to people who insert a coin, a ticket, a pass, or similar. Thus a turnstile can be used in the case of paid access, for example public transport as a ticket barrier or a pay toilet, or to restrict access to authorized people, for example in the lobby of an office building. Turnstiles are used at a wide variety of settings, including stadiums, amusement parks, museums, mass transit stations, office lobbies, retail sites, cafeterias, temporary exhibits, ski resorts, casinos and souvenir stands. From a business/revenue standpoint, turnstiles give an accurate, verifiable count of attendance. From a security standpoint, they lead patrons to enter single-file, so security personnel have a clear view of each patron. This enables security to efficiently isolate potential trouble or to confiscate any prohibited materials. Some obese people and wheelchair users may have difficulties using turnstiles. In these cases, generally a wide aisle gate or a manual gate may be provided. At some locations where luggage is expected, a line of turnstiles may be entirely formed of wide isle gates, for example at Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3 Underground station.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turnstile in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turnstile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of turnstile in a Sentence

  1. De Blasio:

    I get the reports every day. Someone’s jumping a turnstile [ or ] someone had some other kind of infraction and … it turns out Broken Windows Policing have a weapon.

  2. Marshall Smith:

    Turnstile programs keeping addicts in their disease are not helpful overall except to reduce this small section of disease.

  3. Mitch McConnell:

    The last two years have seen law and order deteriorate across our country. Public safety has eroded. Violent crimes like murders and carjackings are breaking records. And our southern border has turned into a turnstile, we have seen the violence and chaos firsthand in Kentucky, especially in my hometown of Louisville. But we aren’t alone. This is a nationwide phenomenon on Democrats’ watch.

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