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Pronunciation:  'dro`brij

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it

DRAWBRIDGE is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: lift bridge
 See Also: bridge, span



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a drawbridge in your dream, represents protection. You may feel that some relationship or situation is too invasive. It may also mean that you are drawing the line and crSeeing or eating boundaries.
Thesaurus Terms
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