Definition of drawbridge in English:

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drawbridge

Pronunciation: /ˈdrôˌbrij/

noun

historical
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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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: draw·bridge

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