1. "spiked road barrier used for defense".
2. turn on the pike.
- turnpike (n.)
- 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).
- 1. A lot of motels lie beside the turnpike.
- 2. You have to pay a toll to drive on a turnpike.
- 3. A lot of cars passed through the turnpike at rush hours.
- 4. We're on the turnpike. just two miles from downtown.
- 5. We drive the turnpike to work.
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