draw bridge

drawbridge

[draw-brij]
noun
a bridge of which the whole or a section may be drawn up, let down, or drawn aside, to prevent access or to leave a passage open for boats, barges, etc.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English drawebrigge. See draw, bridge1

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drawbridge (ˈdrɔːˌbrɪdʒ)
 
n
a bridge that may be raised to prevent access or to enable vessels to pass

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drawbridge
14c., from draw + bridge.
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