Drawbridge

Definition of Drawbridge

Draw´bridge`
n.1.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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