Definition of turnpike noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtɜːnpaɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɜːrnpaɪk//
(also pike) (both North American English) Controlling traffic, Types of road
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a wide road, where traffic can travel fast for long distances and that drivers must pay a toll to use See related entries: Controlling traffic, Types of roadExtra examples Southbound traffic was clogged on the New Jersey Turnpike for more than 30 miles. There are three tollbooths along the Turnpike. Turnpike tolls are going up next month.
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