Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who receives or collects a toll.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who receives or collects toll; a toll gatherer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A toll-gatherer; the keeper of a toll-bar.

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

  • n. someone employed to collect tolls

Etymologies

toll +‎ man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After every one of these disclosures, the tollman plunged into his house again, and was seen no more, while the other side went on in great amazement.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • The tollman — a crusty customer, always smoking solitary pipes in a

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • The tollman looked at his wife, uncertain whether to ask her if she had anything to suggest, or to order her to mind the children.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • Though if Tom had wanted one at any time, there was not a man or boy in all the village, and away to the turnpike (tollman included), but would have blown away for him till he was black in the face.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • ‘You left Mr Pecksniff!’ cried the tollman, folding his arms, and spreading his legs.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • Windsor chair, inside, set artfully between two little windows that looked up and down the road, so that when he saw anything coming up he might hug himself on having toll to take, and when he saw it going down, might hug himself on having taken it — the tollman was out in an instant.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • The very tollman, though an ugly chap in general, and one whom folks were rather shy of handling, came out himself to take the toll, and give him rough good morning; and that with all this, and a glimpse of the family breakfast on a little round table before the fire, the crust Tom

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • Even so doth the tollman at the well-frequented turn-pike on the Wellbraehead, sitting at his ease in his own dwelling, gather more receipt of custom, than if, moving forth upon the road, he were to require a contribution from each person whom he chanced to meet in his journey, when, according to the vulgar adage, he might possibly be greeted with more kicks than halfpence.

    The Black Dwarf

  • Even so doth the tollman at the well-frequented turnpike on the Wellbrae-head, sitting at his ease in his own dwelling, gather more receipt of custom, than if, moving forth upon the road, he were to require a contribution from each person whom he chanced to meet in his journey, when, according to the vulgar adage, he might possibly be greeted with more kicks than halfpence.

    Old Mortality

  • It was a simple instrument, 'the sweetest little organ you ever heard,' provided with wind by the action of the musician's feet, and thus Tom was independent of a blower, though he was so beloved that there was not a man or boy in all the village and away to the turnpike (tollman included) but would have blown away for him till he was black in the face.

    Charles Dickens and Music

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