from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A house adjoining a tollgate and occupied by a toll collector.
- n. See tollbooth1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A building where a toll is collected on a toll road.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A house occupied by a receiver of tolls.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as tollbooth.
- n. A house placed on or beside a road near a toll-gate, or at the end of a toll-bridge, where the toll-taker is stationed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tolls
Beyond the tollhouse was a long, narrow road winding north and west through the forest and out to the main north–south trade route.
Back of the tollhouse was a neatly fenced garden, well filled with old-fashioned flowers; and, still farther on, a good-sized house, from which a box-bordered path led through the garden to the tollhouse.
Clemens spent most of his time at the opening session observing a particularly ill-bred Washoe delegate, “Colonel” Jonathan Williams, eating an eighteen-pound raw turnip at his desk while simultaneously ushering through committee a sinuous new bill for a toll road that stretched conveniently from one tollhouse to another.
Some bites taste like a tollhouse chocolate chip cookie.
Private investors stepped in to fill the gap, building railroads and turnpikes—so called because travelers had to pay tollhouse attendants to turn pikes that blocked free passage.
If there were to be a national cookie election in the United States,most people would probably vote for the tollhouse, a/k/a chocolate chip cookie.
The tollhouse cookie originated here, everyone loves it, and it was invented not all that long ago, by a known person.
But when any sort of word, especially a word hitherto taboo and therefore noticeable, is scattered across a page like chocolate chips through a tollhouse cookie, a real impropriety occurs.