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turnstilenoun [C]

 us   /ˈtɜrnˌstɑɪl/
a ​device with waist-high ​horizontalbars that one ​person at a ​time can ​push around to ​enter a ​place, esp. a ​place that you ​pay to use: More than 18 million visitors have ​poured through Disneyland’s turnstiles.
(Definition of turnstile from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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turnstilenoun [C]

uk   /ˈtɜːn.staɪl/  us   /ˈtɝːn-/
a ​device that ​controls the way into or out of a ​building, ​room, or ​area of ​land, ​especially one that you have to ​pay to ​enter. It is a ​post with a ​number of ​shortpolessticking out from it that have to be ​pushed round as each ​personwalks through the ​entrance: The ​number of ​spectators going through the turnstiles is up from last ​season.
(Definition of turnstile from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “turnstile”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指需付费通过的)旋转栅门…
in Turkish turnike, sıralı geçiş sistemi…
in Russian турникет…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指需付費通過的)旋轉柵門…
in Polish bramka (obrotowa)…
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