Definition of TURNPIKE.


TURNPIKE.

A public road paved with stones or other hard
substance.


2. Turnpike roads are usually made by corporations to which a power to
make them has been granted. The grant of such power passes not only an easement
for the road itself, but also so much land as is connected with it; as, for
instance, for a toll house and a cellar under it, and a well for the use of the
family. 9 Pick. R. 109. A turnpike is a public highway, and a building erected
before the turnpike was made, though upon a part out of the travelled path, if
continued there is a nuisance. 16 Pick. R. 175. Vide Road; Street; Way.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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