portcullis Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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portcullisnoun [C]

uk   /ˌpɔːtˈkʌl.ɪs/  us   /ˌpɔːrt-/
a ​stronggate made of ​bars with ​points at the ​bottom that ​hangs above the ​entrance to a ​castle and in the past was ​brought down to the ​ground in ​order to ​close the ​entrance against ​enemies
(Definition of portcullis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “portcullis”
in Chinese (Simplified) (城堡的)吊闸,吊门…
in Chinese (Traditional) (城堡的)吊閘,吊門…
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