Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Turnstile"

The meaning of "Turnstile" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does by the turnstile beckons a damsel fair mean?
A: Turnstile = tornello (un tipo di cancello per entrare il metro o qualcosa come questo)
Beckons = calls to or indicates you should come over
A damsel fair = a very old fashioned way of saying a beautiful lady
Q: What does turnstile mean?
A: It is a type of gate that is shaped like a star so that when a person pushes past one arm the whole gate turns until the next arm blocking anyone else from passing. A way of only letting one person through at a time.

Other questions about "Turnstile"

Q: When I looked "turnstile" up on Google this definition appeared:
- "A turnstile is a mechanical gate consisting of revolving horizontal arms fixed to a vertical post."

My question is: Does it sound natural if I rephrased that definition like this?

- "A turnstile is a mechanical gate that consists of revolving horizontal arms fixed to a vertical post."
A: Yep, totally natural
Q: Please show me how to pronounce They had to pass through turnstiles..
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Q: They had to pass through turnstiles. does this sound natural?
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Q: Which sounds more natural to you?

1. Enter the turnstiles and go to track 3.
2. Enter the exit and go to track 3.
A: 2, but some people could get confused by saying enter the exit.

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