iron maiden
 n.— «The lady with the bag proceeded with the rush-hour crowd toward the nearest exit to the street at the uptown end of the platform. There she encountered a pair of what are officially termed High Entrance/Exit Turnstiles, or HEET. In everyday parlance, these revolving portals are called high-wheels, or more colloquially, iron maidens.» —“Our underground gated community” by Michael Daly N.Y. Daily News May 25, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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