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.
Definition of drawbridge in:
- The US English dictionary