American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A booth where a toll is collected. Also called tollhouse.
- n. Variant of tolbooth.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A booth, stall, or office where tolls, taxes, or duties are collected.
- n. A town jail: so called with reference to the fact that the tollbooth or temporary hut of boards erected in fairs and markets, in which the customs or duties were collected, was often used as a place of confinement or detention for such as did not pay, or were chargeable with some breach of the law in buying or selling; hence, any prison.
- n. A town hall.
- To imprison in a tollbooth.
- n. alternative spelling of toll booth.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A place where goods are weighed to ascertain the duties or toll.
- n. In Scotland, a burgh jail; hence, any prison, especially a town jail.
- v. rare To imprison in a tollbooth.
- n. a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tolls
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