Drawbridge

A drawbridge or draw-bridge is a type of movable bridge typically associated with the entrance of a castle surrounded by a moat. In some forms of English, including American English, the word drawbridge commonly refers to all types of movable bridges, such as bascule bridges, vertical-lift bridges and swing bridges, but this article concerns the n...
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Drawbridge

This is a moveable bridge that could be drawn up vertically to prevent an attacking force crossing a ditch. These could be pivotted or just brought or brought up at one end by using systems of weights. They could be employed with the barbican of a castle or just outside of a castle.
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Drawbridge

• (n.) A bridge of which either the whole or a part is made to be raised up, let down, or drawn or turned aside, to admit or hinder communication at pleasure, as before the gate of a town or castle, or over a navigable river or canal.
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drawbridge

lift bridge noun a bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it
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Drawbridge

Draw'bridge` noun A bridge of which either the whole or a part is made to be raised up, let down, or drawn or turned aside, to admit or hinder communication at pleasure, as before the gate of a town or castle, or over a navigable river or canal. » The movable portion, or draw, is called, specificall...
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drawbridge

a bridge or roadway across a moat or ditch that lifted to make crossing impossible
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Drawbridge

A drawbridge is a bridge with a lifting floor, such as were formerly used for crossing the ditches of fortresses, or any movable bridge over a navigable channel where the height of the roadway is insufficient to allow vessels to pass underneath. Modern drawbridges across rivers, canals, the entrances of docks, etc, are generally made to open horizo...
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Drawbridge

A heavy timber platform built to span a moat between a gatehouse and surrounding land that could be raised when required to block an entrance.
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Drawbridge

A heavy timber platform built to span a moat between a gatehouse and surrounding land that could be raised when required to block an entrance.
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drawbridge

drawbridge: see bridge.
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Drawbridge

Lifting bridge that could be raised to keep out an enemy.
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drawbridge

major type of movable bridge (q.v.) originating in medieval Europe.
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Drawbridge

wooden bridge that could be raised and lowered, sited in front of a tower or gatehouse, across a ditch
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Drawbridge

wooden bridge that could be raised and lowered, sited in front of a tower or gatehouse, across a ditch
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drawbridge

[n] - a bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it
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