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noun [countable] turnpike pronunciation in British English /ˈtɜː(r)nˌpaɪk/
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  1. 1
    American a main road in the eastern part of the US that drivers must pay to use

    the Pennsylvania Turnpike

  2. 2
    British in the past, a road that travellers were allowed to use if they paid money


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