A bridge, especially one over a castle’s moat, that is hinged at one end so that it may be raised to prevent people’s crossing or to allow vessels to pass under it.
- Their models are forts and castles, moats and drawbridges.
- The sandbags have been filled, the drawbridge raised and the moat replenished with hungry crocodiles.
- This will create a moat around City Hall's castle with maybe a drawbridge to keep electors out.
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