1. a bridge where toll is charged for crossing
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Toll \Toll\, n. [OE. tol, AS. toll; akin to OS. & D. tol, G.
zoll, OHG. zol, Icel. tollr, Sw. tull, Dan. told, and also to
E. tale; -- originally, that which is counted out in payment.
See Tale number.]
1. A tax paid for some liberty or privilege, particularly for
the privilege of passing over a bridge or on a highway, or
for that of vending goods in a fair, market, or the like.
2. (Sax. & O. Eng. Law) A liberty to buy and sell within the
bounds of a manor.
3. A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for
Toll and team (O. Eng. Law), the privilege of having a
market, and jurisdiction of villeins. --Burrill.
Toll bar, a bar or beam used on a canal for stopping boats
at the tollhouse, or on a road for stopping passengers.
Toll bridge, a bridge where toll is paid for passing over
Toll corn, corn taken as pay for grinding at a mill.
Toll dish, a dish for measuring toll in mills.
Toll gatherer, a man who takes, or gathers, toll.
Toll hop, a toll dish. [Obs.] --Crabb.
Toll thorough (Eng. Law), toll taken by a town for beasts
driven through it, or over a bridge or ferry maintained at
its cost. --Brande & C.
Toll traverse (Eng. Law), toll taken by an individual for
beasts driven across his ground; toll paid by a person for
passing over the private ground, bridge, ferry, or the
like, of another.
Toll turn (Eng. Law), a toll paid at the return of beasts
from market, though they were not sold. --Burrill.
Syn: Tax; custom; duty; impost.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a bridge where toll is charged for crossing