American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A mechanical device used to control passage from one public area to another, typically consisting of several horizontal arms supported by and radially projecting from a central vertical post and allowing only the passage of individuals on foot.
- n. A similar structure that permits the passage of an individual once a charge has been paid or that counts the number of individuals passing through.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A post surmounted by four horizontal arms which move round as a person passes through; a turnpike. Turnstiles are usually placed on roads, bridges, or other places, either to prevent the passage of cattle, horses, vehicles, etc., but to admit that of persons, or to bar a passage until toll or passage-money is collected; they are also placed (sometimes with a turnstile-register) at the entrance of buildings, as where there is a charge for admission, or where it is desired to prevent the entrance of too many persons at one time.
- n. A rotating mechanical device that controls and counts passage between public areas, especially one that only allows passage after a charge has been made.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A revolving frame in a footpath, preventing the passage of horses or cattle, but admitting that of persons; a turnpike. See turnpike, n., 1.
- n. A similar arrangement for registering the number of persons passing through a gateway, doorway, or the like.
- n. a gate consisting of a post that acts as a pivot for rotating arms; set in a passageway for controlling the persons entering
- turn (rotating) + stile (gate) (Wiktionary)
“They drew three million customers this year, led the league in turnstile clicks, in a place where just a few miles either direction, the main population base is crows.”
“In real life, however, Afghanistan is as Richard Nixon put it in The Real War, "has long been a cockpit of great-power intrigue for the same reason that it used to be called the turnstile of Asia's fate".”
“Beyond the turnstile was a passage with walls painted white.”
“When I gestured to my Trasportation Access Pass, he made a rude gesture and waved to the coin turnstile.”
“Immediately opposite to the turnstile was the open door of a large building; flags surmounted it, and at each side was a large proclamation in red and white.”
“The stranger advancing from the turnstile was a decent-looking person, dressed in dark, tight-fitting clothes, and making no unnecessary or ostentatious display of linen, for his coat was buttoned tightly to the chin.”
“According to the Post, a judge has ordered the M.T.A. to open its hearings on minor violations, such as turnstile-jumping.”
“We now have the quieter read that as smaller kind of turnstile returns.”
“Pattillo home a "turnstile" since learning of his death.”
“I'm not sure fast-paced New Yorkers could stand for the kind of turnstile gridlock that could ensue, in the way that Bay Area or DC riders might be able to.”
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Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
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