And these roads are crossed by two—the Orange turnpike and Orange plank road—running nearly east and west.
Presently Jud came down into the turnpike and shouted to me.
The car was skimming along over the turnpike like some flying bird of night.
No support, and no orders, and on the turnpike a bank of blue massing to rush my guns!
They were compelled to give way, and Kenly ordered his infantry, retreating on the turnpike, to turn and help them.
He crossed the turnpike, he came down on the Dunkard church.
Local Act—For improving the turnpike roads leading into and from the city of Worcester.
On one turnpike there were sixty-five taverns in sixty miles.
We now paid toll at the first turnpike we had seen during the last seven hundred miles.
Turning my horse's head, I rejoined my companion, and we rode on to the turnpike.
early 15c., "spiked road barrier used for defense," from turn + pike (n.2) "shaft." Sense transferred to "horizontal cross of timber, turning on a vertical pin" (1540s), which were used to bar horses from foot roads. This led to the sense of "barrier to stop passage until a toll is paid" (1670s). Meaning "road with a toll gate" is from 1748, shortening of turnpike road (1745).