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- n. A movable bridge consisting of one or two opening leafs equipped with balancing counterweights that ease and speedy up their operation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a counterpoise or balanced drawbridge, which is opened by sinking the counterpoise and thus lifting the footway into the air.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A drawbridge arranged with a counterpoise, so that, as the floor of the bridge is raised, the counterpoise descends into a pit prepared for it: the commonest form of medieval drawbridge. See balance-bridge.
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