Definition of drawbridge noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

drawbridge

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdrɔːbrɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɔːbrɪdʒ//
 
Historic buildings
 
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a bridge that can be pulled up, for example to stop people from entering a castle or to allow ships to pass under it to raise/lower the drawbridge See related entries: Historic buildings
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: drawbridge