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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 turn·pike /ˈtɝnˌpaɪk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Turn·pike v. t. [imp. & p. p. Turnpiked p. pr. & vb. n. Turnpiking.] To form, as a road, in the manner of a turnpike road; to throw into a rounded form, as the path of a road.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Turn·pike n.
 1. A frame consisting of two bars crossing each other at right angles and turning on a post or pin, to hinder the passage of beasts, but admitting a person to pass between the arms; a turnstile. See Turnstile, 1.
    I move upon my axle like a turnpike.   --B. Jonson.
 2. A gate or bar set across a road to stop carriages, animals, and sometimes people, till toll is paid for keeping the road in repair; a tollgate.
 3. A turnpike road.
 4. A winding stairway. [Scot.]
 5. Mil. A beam filled with spikes to obstruct passage; a cheval-de-frise. [R.]
 Turnpike man, a man who collects tolls at a turnpike.
 Turnpike road, a road on which turnpikes, or tollgates, are established by law, in order to collect from the users tolls to defray the cost of building, repairing, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (from 16th to 19th centuries) gates set across a road to
           prevent passage until a toll had been paid
      2: an expressway on which tolls are collected