tolbooth

tolbooth

[tohl-booth, -booth]
noun, plural tolbooths [tohl-boothz, -booths] . Chiefly Scot.
1.
a town jail.
2.
a town hall or guild hall, especially a place where tolls are paid.
Also, tollbooth.


Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see tollbooth

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tolbooth (ˈtəʊlˌbuːθ, -ˌbuːð, ˈtɒl-)
 
n
1.  chiefly (Scot) a town hall
2.  a variant spelling of tollbooth

tollbooth or tolbooth (ˈtəʊlˌbuːθ, -ˌbuːð, ˈtɒl-, ˈtəʊlˌbuːθ, -ˌbuːð, ˈtɒl-)
 
n
a booth or kiosk at which a toll is collected
 
tolbooth or tolbooth
 
n

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