Share this entry
drawbridge Line breaks: draw|bridge
Pronunciation: /ˈdrɔːbrɪdʒ/

Definition of drawbridge in English:


Image of drawbridge
A bridge, especially one over a castle’s moat, which is hinged at one end so that it may be raised to prevent people crossing or to allow vessels to pass under it: there was a rattle of chains as the drawbridge was lowered
More 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.

Words that rhyme with drawbridge

Oxbridge • storage • self-storage
Definition of drawbridge in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources