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A mechanical gate consisting of revolving horizontal arms fixed to a vertical post, allowing only one person at a time to pass through.
barrier, wicket, wicket gate, lychgate, five-barred gateView synonyms
- ‘An usher had approached her and offered her a free pass through the turnstile for $100.’
- ‘Problems with their turnstiles Rangers may have had yesterday, but sending Dundee into a spin present no obvious difficulties.’
- ‘New turnstiles with counters will be installed at O'Moore Park in the near future.’
- ‘The United supporters arrived and broke down the turnstiles - there were 11,000 in the ground when we stopped counting.’
- ‘When we got to the turnstiles, I discovered what my presence on the night was worth to the home team…’
- ‘There are two queues for the turnstiles at gate three, one from the north and one from the south.’
- ‘An acoustic bass struggles to pass through the turnstile.’
- ‘About 100,000 people are expected to pass through the turnstiles before the event finishes on Thursday evening.’
- ‘I pass the ‘Serious Assault’ sign to enter the tube station, grabbing a paper as I reach the turnstiles.’
- ‘For this season's league games, the Bootham Crescent turnstiles click, on average, a mere 2,600 times.’
- ‘Just 20 months ago Vanessa Hodkinson could not fit into airline seats or get through turnstiles, let alone sit in a cinema seat.’
- ‘An estimated 150,000 commuters passed through its turnstiles every day, many of them on their way to work on Wall Street.’
- ‘The idiots had reckoned on half a million turning up every year, but in 2004 only 30,000 went through the turnstiles.’
- ‘Not only had admission prices soared to 20 euros but you couldn't get anywhere near the turnstiles to pay.’
- ‘At the local football club the floodlights, turnstiles, ticket machines and showers in the changing rooms are all linked to the sun.’
- ‘Home fans in that area will only be allowed to use turnstiles W3 to W10 and must buy their tickets in advance.’
- ‘The club will be selling tickets to alleviate congestion on the turnstiles and once again the ground will be segregated into four different areas.’
- ‘Fewer people through the turnstiles means less money to spend on players, leading to poorer performances and results, and yet lower crowds.’
- ‘I got there in plenty of time. Queues were snaking through the turnstiles and I have to admit that I was getting some funny looks.’
- ‘My colleague spotted him right away, heading through the turnstiles at the train station.’
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