from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bridge that can be raised or drawn aside either to prevent access or to permit passage beneath it.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A hinged bridge which can be raised (to prevent its being crossed, as across a moat, or to allow watercraft to travel beneath it).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Drawbridge.
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bridge which may be drawn up or let down to admit or hinder communication, or to leave a transverse passage free, as before the gate of a town or castle, or over a navigable river. Formerly also called draught-bridge and draught. See draft.
- n. A bridge one or more sections of which can be lifted or moved aside to permit the passage of boats.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it
From draw + bridge. (Wiktionary)