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The word toll has several meanings.


  • Road transportation infrastructure 1
  • Organisations 2
  • People 3
  • Other 4
  • See also 5

Road transportation infrastructure

  • A fee charged for the use of a road or waterway
    • Road toll (historic), the historic practice of charging for road use
    • Road pricing, the modern practice of charging for road use
    • Toll road, a road for which road usage tolls are charged
    • Toll plaza, a facility where tolls are collected, on modern toll roads, tunnels, and bridges
    • Toll bridge, a bridge for which road usage tolls are charged
    • Toll canal, a canal for which use tolls are charged
    • Toll tunnel, a tunnel for which road usage tolls are charged
    • Toll house, a place where road usage tolls are collected
    • Toll castle, a castle guarding a customs post, in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era
    • Electronic toll collection, aims to eliminate the delay on toll roads by collecting tolls electronically
    • High-occupancy toll lane, a toll applied to low-occupancy vehicles when using a high-occupancy toll lane
    • Shadow toll, payments made by government to the private sector operator of a road based on the number of vehicles using the road
  • Road toll (Australia and New Zealand), term for road death toll i.e. the number of deaths caused annually by road accidents


  • Toll Brothers, Horsham Township, Pennsylvania based construction company founded by brothers Robert I. Toll and Bruce E. Toll
  • Toll Collect, a transportation support company in Germany
  • Toll Holdings, an Australian transportation company
  • Toll NZ, a trucking company in New Zealand



  • Toll (gene), encode members of the Toll-like receptor class of proteins
  • Funeral tolling is the slow, solemn ringing of church bells at funerals
  • Toll-like receptor, a class of proteins that play a key role in the innate immune system
  • Toll switching trunk, in telephone communications systems
  • Tolling (law), a doctrine which allows for the pausing or delaying of the running of the period of time set forth by a statute of limitations

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