noun, plural toll·booths [tohl-booth z, -booths] /ˈtoʊlˌbuðz, -ˌbuθs/.

  1. a booth, as at a bridge or the entrance to a toll road, where a toll is collected.
  2. Chiefly Scot. tolbooth.

noun, plural tol·booths [tohl-booth z, -booths] /ˈtoʊlˌbuðz, -ˌbuθs/. Chiefly Scot.

  1. a town jail.
  2. a town hall or guild hall, especially a place where tolls are paid.


  1. a booth or kiosk at which a toll is collected


  1. mainly Scot a town hall
  2. a variant spelling of tollbooth

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

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