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  • Beyond the central island was the Western Island, probably reached by drawbridges.
  • Wooden drawbridges would have controlled access from both the north and the south of the castle.
  • This situation may occur when more economical drawbridges are not allowed for one reason or another.
  • We passed over three drawbridges before entering the town. Cited from A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy, by Ida Pfeiffer
  • On the land side there were four great gates with double drawbridges, and toward the river several more gates.
  • During the ancient times, the island was connected to the portico by two drawbridges.
  • This includes drawbridges where traffic on the Interstate can be stopped for vessels.
  • In addition, the area has two other major tunnels, plus several drawbridges on key highway corridors.
  • To allow passage through the remainder of the river, the existing fixed bridges were replaced by drawbridges.
  • It was linked by two drawbridges to the body of the castle.
  • The bridges were probably drawbridges enabling ships and boats to sail past even if the water level was high.
  • In early castles the bridge might be designed to be destroyed or removed in the event of an attack, but drawbridges became very common.
  • It is one of only a small number of drawbridges on the Interstate Highway System.
  • The new bridge, completed in 1996, is raised and much longer than the older twin drawbridges.
  • Nevertheless a lot of the atmosphere of the glorious past is still present in the old buildings and wooden drawbridges.
  • The causeway also contained two drawbridges, which led to traffic jams during the summer months.
  • Drawbridges were impractical here because Tokyo Bay is too active a sea lane.
  • The manor house occupied a moated site and was said to have four drawbridges.
  • The drawbridges to the front and rear have been replaced by wooden footbridges.
  • The inner moat encircled the castle itself which, together with its drawbridges, made it a water castle.
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Root form of drawbridges is drawbridge for the noun.

Meaning of drawbridges

  • noun A bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it