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portcullis
American English: /ˌpɔrtˈkələs/
British English: /pɔːtˈkʌlɪs/

Translation of portcullis in Spanish:

noun

  • Example sentences
    • Unbroken, that is, except by the gate itself, with the heavy iron bars of the portcullis still lowered at this early hour.
    • Erastus answered and the gate was lowered, the portcullis drawn up.
    • The guard nodded to the old gatekeeper, who set to work hefting the chains that would raise the small portcullis that now blocked the way out into the city.

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