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Definitions of drawbridge

  1. a bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A bridge which may be wholly or partially lifted up, let down, or drawn aside. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A bridge that can be drawn up or let down at pleasure. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Bridge that can be raised or moved aside. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. A bridge of which the whole or a part may be drawn up or aside. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A bridge which may be either raised up, let down, or drawn aside at pleasure. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for drawbridge

  1. Deep ditches, double drawbridge massive stone walls, eight great towers, cannon, muskets, fire and smoke. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  2. So grumbling he was summoned to the ladies' bower just as the drawbridge was lowered to permit the departure of Robert Sadler. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
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