What is a drawbridge?

What is a drawbridge? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. A hinged bridge which can be raised (to prevent its being crossed, as across a moat, or to allow watercraft to travel beneath it).
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In the medieval period there was a wide ditch in front crossed by a drawbridge.
Two officers drove off a drawbridge last night and plunged 40 feet into the river.
Upon approaching the castle's wooden drawbridge, Jake's stomach began knotting, twisting up until it hurt.
Under the moonlight, a dozen of knights were guarding by the drawbridge, which was the only exit out of the curtain wall surrounding the castle.
This will create a moat around City Hall's castle with maybe a drawbridge to keep electors out.
The play castle is a wooden construction which contains a mock tower, drawbridge, slides and rope swings.

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