from The Century Dictionary.

  • To imprison in a tollbooth.
  • noun A booth, stall, or office where tolls, taxes, or duties are collected.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A town hall.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A place where goods are weighed to ascertain the duties or toll.
  • noun In Scotland, a burgh jail; hence, any prison, especially a town jail.
  • transitive verb rare To imprison in a tollbooth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of toll booth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tolls


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