Meaning of turnstile

turn•stile

Pronunciation: (tûrn'stīl"), [key]
— n.
  1. a structure of four horizontally revolving arms pivoted atop a post and set in a gateway or opening in a fence to allow the controlled passage of people.
  2. a similar device set up in an entrance to bar passage until a charge is paid, to record the number of persons passing through, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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