drawbridge drawbridge  /d ˈrɔb ˌrɪdʒ/


  • (n) a bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it


  1. A lot of Republicans are raising the drawbridge--and not only against foreigners.
  2. Hiking the trail usually leads to detours off it, like to Somerset, a village accessible only by the smallest working drawbridge in the world.
  3. It's a miracle they didn't have a drawbridge and a moat.


  1. Rail bridge malfunction delays commuters

    Rail bridge malfunction delays commuters [...] all of a sudden her train stopped, the conductor announced a delay due to a malfunctioning drawbridge and "everybody got a little restless," she said. A 117-year-old Walk rail bridge carrying the busy New Haven Line over the Norwalk River had gotten stuck in the open position at about 3:40 p.m., leaving at least eight Metro-North trains idling on ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Connecticut Post

  2. Drawbridge Problem In Norwalk Delays Trains In Fairfield County

    Update 5:35 p.m.  FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Metro-North crews had two tracks back online and were manually flagging trains over a drawbridge in South Norwalk after mechanical difficulties began causing delays Friday afternoon, spokeswoman Marjorie Anders ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Daily Norwalk

  3. Lagoon Pond drawbridge construction to start this fall

    Construction of the permanent Lagoon Pond drawbridge will begin after Labor Day, on schedule for completion in June 2016, MassDOT bridge project manager Steve McLaughlin told a meeting of the Lagoon Pond drawbridge committee Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Martha's Vineyard Times

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  1. "I know that the temptation for some is to meet this new insecurity with retreat, to try to feel safe by attempting to pull up the drawbridge or turn the clock back," Brown told MEPs. "But I tell you if there's anything we know from history...
    on Mar 24, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "The point of an encyclopedia is to create an intellectual hierarchy - to educate kids about what is important, or not," Keen said. "If you completely lower the drawbridge and knock the walls down, then the place is trashed up."
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Andrew Keen Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "We have to be careful we don't communicate the wrong message to the world - that America has pulled up its drawbridge," Powell said he told the president.
    on Mar 31, 2006 By: Colin Powell Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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