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turnstile

noun [C]  /ˈtɜrnˌstɑɪl/ us  
a device with waist-high horizontal bars 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.
Translations of “turnstile”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指需付費通過的)旋轉柵門…
in Russian турникет…
in Turkish turnike, sıralı geçiş sistemi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指需付费通过的)旋转栅门…
in Polish bramka (obrotowa)…
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