Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bridge that may be moved aside by swinging (either as a whole or in sections), so as to afford passage for ships on a river or a canal, at the mouth of docks, or the like. See cuts under bridge and castle.
- n. A movable bridge that has as its primary structural support a vertical locating pin and support ring, usually at or near to its centre of gravity, about which the turning span can then pivot horizontally.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a form of drawbridge which swings horizontally, as on a vertical pivot.
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