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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drawbridge  \Draw"bridge`\,  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. 
 
  Note:  The  movable  portion,  or  draw,  is  called  specifically, 
  a  bascule,  balance,  or  lifting  bridge,  a  turning, 
  swivel,  or  swing  bridge,  or  a  rolling  bridge,  according 
  as  it  turns  on  a  hinge  vertically,  or  on  a  pivot 
  horizontally,  or  is  pushed  on  rollers. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drawbridge 
  n  :  a  bridge  that  can  be  raised  to  block  passage  or  to  allow 
  boats  or  ships  to  pass  beneath  it  [syn:  {lift  bridge}] 




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