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[tohl-booth, -booth] /ˈtoʊlˌbuθ, -ˌbuð/
noun, plural tollbooths
[tohl-booth z, -booths] /ˈtoʊlˌbuðz, -ˌbuθs/ (Show IPA)
a booth, as at a bridge or the entrance to a toll road, where a toll is collected.
Chiefly Scot. tolbooth.
Origin of tollbooth
1300-50; Middle English tolbothe. See toll1, booth Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for tollbooth
  • She stopped at the tollbooth and stayed there, even after the gate came up.
  • Sales and fare collection occur at tollbooth main window, no transactions through back window.
  • Motorcyclists without tickets should purchase fare from upper lot tollbooth.
  • Ramp toll plazas consist of a toll plaza on a ramp, which may have a tollbooth, and one or more freestanding lanes.
  • Once at the tollbooth, the customer surrenders the slip to the seller and buys their ticket.
  • During commute hours, motorcyclists may use the pre-ticketed tollbooth.
  • Remain in the extreme right lane leading to the tollbooth.
  • If you are disabled and have special needs, let us know at the tollbooth as you pay your fare.
British Dictionary definitions for tollbooth


/ˈtəʊlˌbuːθ; -ˌbuːð; ˈtɒl-/
a booth or kiosk at which a toll is collected
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Word Origin and History for tollbooth

early 14c., originally a tax collector's booth, from toll (n.) + booth.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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