drawbridge definition

  • noun:
    • A bridge that may be raised or attracted aside either to avoid accessibility or even to allow passage beneath it.
    • A hinged connection and that can be raised (to prevent its being entered, as across a moat, or to enable watercraft to travel beneath it).
    • See Drawbridge.
    • A bridge of which either your whole or a component is built to be raised up, let down, or attracted or switched aside, to acknowledge or impede interaction at enjoyment, as ahead of the gate of a town or castle, or higher a navigable lake or channel.
    • A bridge which might be used or disappointed to admit or impede communication, or to keep a transverse passage-free, since ahead of the gate of a town or castle, or over a navigable river. Previously also referred to as draught-bridge and draught. See draft.
    • A bridge one or more parts of which may be lifted or relocated apart to permit the passing of ships.
    • a bridge which can be raised to prevent passageway or to allow boats or vessels to pass beneath it

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