drawbridge

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noun draw·bridge \-ˌbrij\

Definition of drawbridge

  1. :  a bridge made to be raised up, let down, or drawn aside so as to permit or hinder passage — see castle illustration

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First Known Use of drawbridge

14th century


DRAWBRIDGE Defined for English Language Learners

drawbridge

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Definition of drawbridge for English Language Learners

  • : a bridge that can be raised up so that people cannot cross it or so that boats can pass under it


DRAWBRIDGE Defined for Kids

drawbridge

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noun draw·bridge \ˈdrȯ-ˌbrij\

Definition of drawbridge for Students

  1. :  a bridge that moves up, down, or to the side to allow boats or vehicles to pass



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