Meaning of “drawbridge” in the English Dictionary

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"drawbridge" in British English

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drawbridgenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdrɔː.brɪdʒ/ us /ˈdrɑː.brɪdʒ/

Examples from literature

  • A gate-house, with a drawbridge commands the entrance. 
  • But the drawbridge was up. 
  • The drawbridge lowered, and open swung the gates. 
  • The sometime moat was now full of smooth, green grass, and the drawbridge no longer remains. 
  • There were two drawbridges—seldom used but always practicable. 

(Definition of “drawbridge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)