Definition of Drawbridges

1. Noun. (plural of drawbridge) ¹



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Definition of Drawbridges

1. drawbridge [n] - See also: drawbridge

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drawbridges

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

Literary usage of Drawbridges

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"... and I myself am familiar with no less than ten drawbridges across the Mississippi River built under Acts of Congress, which are not substantial or ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1913)
"drawbridges. Bridge that telescopes. L. H, Gregory. Tech. Dreiser, Theodore —Continued. Dreiser's Financier. Ind. 74: 470-1. F. 27, '13. Financier. Review. ..."

3. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Dock Engineering by Brysson Cunningham (1904)
"'CLASSIFICATION—FLOATING BRIDGES—TRAVERSING BRIDGES—drawbridges—BASCULES ... drawbridges. Lifting bridges. Swing bridges. Floating Bridges, as the name ..."

4. Deflections and Statically Indeterminate Stresses by Clarence Walter Hudson (1911)
"drawbridges THE name Drawbridge is applied to any structure which may be moved ... There are many types of drawbridges; the type to be selected at any given ..."

5. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1852)
"So at every station, and in the vicinity of drawbridges, it is intended that cross-bars should be kept, to be used as occasion may require. ..."

6. Researches, Philosophical and Antiquarian, Concerning the Aboriginal History by James Haines McCulloh (1829)
"Their ditches were deep and wide, so that drawbridges were necessary to pass them. It was this species of defence, that so long preserved Mexico against the ..."

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