Definition of Drawbridge

1. Noun. A bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it.

Exact synonyms: Lift Bridge
Generic synonyms: Bridge, Span



Definition of Drawbridge

1. n. A bridge of which either the whole or a part is made to be raised up, let down, or drawn or turned aside, to admit or hinder communication at pleasure, as before the gate of a town or castle, or over a navigable river or canal.

Definition of Drawbridge

1. Noun. A hinged bridge which can be raised (to prevent its being crossed, as across a moat, or to allow watercraft to travel beneath it). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drawbridge

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drawbridge

drawable
drawback
drawbacks
drawbar
drawbars
drawbench
drawbenches
drawbolt
drawbolts
drawbore
drawbored
drawbores
drawboring
drawboy
drawboys
drawbridge (current term)
drawbridges
drawcansir
drawcansirs
drawcard
drawcards
drawcord
drawcords
drawdown
drawdowns
drawe
drawed
drawee
drawees
drawer

Literary usage of Drawbridge

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss, Jenny H. Stickney (1898)
"THE drawbridge. — THE HYENA. we hastened together towards the scene of the tumult. It was as I expected. The pigs had managed to cross the bridge, ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1903)
"Cavity ton drawbridge Company v. Shepherd et nl. bridge Company, in the Circuit Court of the United States for the district of Indiana. ..."

3. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"drawbridge. Whether a structure is or is not a bridge may sometimes be a question of fact, and where a statute requires trains to slow down to a certain ..."

4. History of the Tower Bridge and of Other Bridges Over the Thames Built by by Charles Welch (1894)
"The drawbridge. Between the sixth and seventh piers of Peter of ... The books for the year 1388 speak of the construction of a new drawbridge. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox (1867)
"drawbridge. A bridge erected upon а line of canal or on the approach to a fortification, ... For fortifications, this kind of drawbridge is commonly used, ..."

6. A Text Book on Roofs and Bridges by Mansfield Merriman, Henry Sylvester Jacoby (1896)
"A SIMPLE drawbridge. Fig. 82 shows one-half of a drawbridge, which is formed of two simple spans, each having an inclined upper chord. ..."

7. History of the City of New York: Its Origin, Rise, and Progress by Martha Joanna Lamb, Burton Harrison (1896)
"A new and improved drawbridge for the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company, and to provide for all the traffic of the Grand Central Station at ..."

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