Drawbridges

Movable bridges in which one or more span sections can be pivoted upward by means of chains, cables, or other ropelike devices; if the sections are pivoted by counterweights, use "bascule bridges.".

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drawbridges American English
drawbridge American English
draw-bridges British English
ophaalbruggen Dutch
ophaalbrug Dutch
puente móviles Spanish
puente móvil Spanish

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Movable bridges in which one or more span sections can be pivoted upward by means of chains, cables, or other ropelike devices; if the sections are pivoted by counterweights, use "bascule bridges."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007858. The J. Paul Getty Trust.