a bridge that can be raised or drawn aside to permit passage of watercraft or prevent access, as to a fort
A bridge that can be raised or drawn aside either to prevent access or to permit passage beneath it.
- The plans called for a six-story mansion with 120 rooms, tunnels, a powerhouse, a drawbridge and even a dove cote.
- A sheet cake castle might also feature a fun moat or drawbridge design in front.
- Wyat took possession of Southwark, and expected to have been admitted into London; but finding the gates shut against him and the drawbridge cut down he marched to Kingston, the bridge at which place had been destroyed.
- Formerly a moat flanked the city on theland sides, and a drawbridge at each of six gates was raised every night.
- Ferry-boats plied between the landingplaces of the gates, and a movable drawbridge (30 ft.