• WordNet 3.6
    • n turnstile a gate consisting of a post that acts as a pivot for rotating arms; set in a passageway for controlling the persons entering
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Turnstile A revolving frame in a footpath, preventing the passage of horses or cattle, but admitting that of persons; a turnpike. See Turnpike n., 1.
    • Turnstile A similar arrangement for registering the number of persons passing through a gateway, doorway, or the like.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n turnstile A post surmounted by four horizontal arms which move round as a person passes through; a turnpike. Turnstiles are usually placed on roads, bridges, or other places, either to prevent the passage of cattle, horses, vehicles, etc., but to admit that of persons, or to bar a passage until toll or passage-money is collected; they are also placed (sometimes with a turnstile-register) at the entrance of buildings, as where there is a charge for admission, or where it is desired to prevent the entrance of too many persons at one time.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Turnstile a revolving frame in a footpath which prevents the passage of cattle, but allows the passage of one person at a time
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tyrnan; Ger. turnen; Fr. tourner; all from L. tornāre, to turn in a lathe—tornus, a turner's wheel—Gr. tornos.


In literature:

He stopped at the turnstiles once more, and Shultz glared at him angrily.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
An undecided man is like the turnstile at a fair, which is in everybody's way but stops no one.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
They go in under th' turnstile,' he says, laughin'.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne
The two Turnstiles have always been favourites with bibliopoles.
"The Book-Hunter in London" by William Roberts
As George and Von Barwig passed the turnstile and went up the passage that led into the main hall, the huge voice outside continued to roar.
"The Music Master" by Charles Klein
Paying an entrance-fee of two lire each, we passed through the turnstile, and were soon quite absorbed in the ruins around us.
"Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo" by W. Cope Devereux
The young truants then walked quickly down the avenue until they came to a turnstile which led into a wood.
"A World of Girls" by L. T. Meade
He paid money at a turnstile and drifted aimlessly into a waxen world.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
A balanced barrier to a passage in a fort, of the nature of a turnstile.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
New Turnstile, near Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn.
"Notes and Queries, Number 183, April 30, 1853" by Various
As they went beneath the brass turnstile, the librarian caught Miller's attention with a smiling glance.
"The Day Time Stopped Moving" by Bradner Buckner
Singapore harbor commands one of the greatest natural turnstiles of commerce.
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
Stumbling, white-faced, with set lips and the face of a visionary, he gained the turnstile.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, September 16, 1914" by Various
At the last, opposite the iron turnstile by which visitors are counted, there is the closed gate of the garden.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2" by Francis Marion Crawford
It was only after he had perforce preceded her that he saw her hand two tickets to the officials at the turnstile.
"Anything Once" by Douglas Grant
What do subway riders use to gain entrance through the turnstiles?
""To Invade New York...."" by Irwin Lewis
Nor does it hear any more when the turnstiles are passed and the carriage is reached.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
She passed through the turnstiles, and then found the cause of the excitement.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 98, May 24, 1890" by Various
In its western wall was the turnstile, through which the food was served from the kitchen that adjoined the Refectory on that side.
"Mellifont Abbey, Co. Louth" by Anonymous
Another rattle of hand-clapping broke out as Percy Briggs and John Willie passed the turnstiles.
"Mushroom Town" by Oliver Onions

In poetry:

From the hour of Hope
to the hour of Never,
whence it is just a short step
to the hour of Despair,
to Death’s turnstile.
"The Plague Colemn" by Jaroslav Seifert

In news:

Optical turnstiles to be installed at main entrances to show floor.
Boon Edam to be optical turnstile sponsor for ISC West.
Boon Edam 's Speedlane 2048 optical turnstiles will once again appear at the entrance to the ISC West tradeshow.
Replacing the old turnstiles will begin next summer.
While many have worried about testing new digital platforms or new marketing strategies, Merrilee always remained interested, first and foremost, in Turnstile 's people and the families that support them.
New law collects DNA for convictions from turnstile jumping to violent assaults.
Cars Land drives turnstiles at Disney parks.
In 50 years, more than 176 million fans have entered the turnstiles at Dodger Stadium, the mid-century modern ballpark nestled in Los Angeles's Chavez Ravine.
) The company, winner of the 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is still paying down expansion debt and figuring out how to balance its commitment to new works — Gardiner 's chief interest — with programming that keeps the turnstiles moving.
2012 Turnstile Count A Record.
While the Dallas Cowboys thus far are unable to get untracked during the 2012 season, their latest marketing campaign is sure to keep the turnstile busy with ticket holders.
Smarter Security Systems' Mini- Optical optical turnstile is ideal not just for lobby security applications, but also to restrict access through corridors and hallways.
Effective March 2, PATH will accept the SingleRide ticket, SmartLink Card, QuickCard, or Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard at turnstile entry.
'Lysandre' arrives January 15 via Fat Possum/Turnstile.
The Twins say they have set a 16-game season record with 129,453 fans moving through the turnstiles at Hammond Stadium in Ft.

In science:

Jacobs [Jac91] appears to have been the first to advocate their use to represent contexts, creating a separate category for each possible context to the left of the turnstile.
Multi-Level Languages are Generalized Arrows
The part x : A to the left of the turnstile ⊢ is called the context of the judgement.
Type theory and homotopy
Gentzen assumed his rule of plural cut together with the structural rule of permutation, on both the left and right of the turnstile ⊢, so that the exact place of the formula A in his formulation of plural cut is not essential.
Graphs of Plural Cuts
Multiple tunnel junctions (MTJs) between localized states were also observed in conventional metal-island charge pumps, and has in the past served two active roles in single electron turnstiles and pumps.
Gigahertz quantized charge pumping in graphene quantum dots
Firstly, since turnstile devices only require a Coulomb gap either side of the QD, disordered MTJs can be used despite the fact that their precise form and distribution is not known51–54 .
Gigahertz quantized charge pumping in graphene quantum dots
In particular, much work has focused on the phenomenon of intrinsic di(cid:11)usion through cantori, e.g., using the \turnstile" model of MacKay et al [], which leads to interesting scaling behaviour [], and, more recently [], through the utilisation of local Lyapunov exponents [].
Chaos and Noise in a Truncated Toda Potential
Yamamoto, 1994, “Turnstile Device for Heralded Single Photons : Coulomb Blockade of Electron and Hole Tunneling in Quantum Confined p-i-n Hetero junctions”, Phys.
Quantum Cryptography
Imamoglu, 2000, “A quantum dot single photon turnstile device”, Science (in press).
Quantum Cryptography
Imamo˘glu. A quantum dot single-photon turnstile device.
Enhanced single-photon emission from a quantum dot in a micropost microcavity
Restricting At [i] ≥ 0 results in the strict-Turnstile model, which suffices for describing almost all natural phenomena.
Estimating Entropy of Data Streams Using Compressed Counting
Compressed Counting (CC) assumes a relaxed strict-Turnstile model by only enforcing At [i] ≥ 0 at the t one cares about.
Estimating Entropy of Data Streams Using Compressed Counting
The Turnstile data stream model (1) is naturally suitable for describing network traffic, especially when the goal is to characterize the statistical distribution of the traffic.
Estimating Entropy of Data Streams Using Compressed Counting
We have mentioned that computing F(1) in strict-Turnstile model is trivial using a simple counter.
Estimating Entropy of Data Streams Using Compressed Counting
Compressed Counting (CC) assumes the relaxed strict-Turnstile data stream model.
Estimating Entropy of Data Streams Using Compressed Counting
This is possible because the Turnstile model (1) is a linear updating model.
Estimating Entropy of Data Streams Using Compressed Counting