from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bridge which may be raised to admit of the passage of a boat.


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  • “For the lift-bridge … There are three of them in the town …”

    Maigret meets a Milord

  • There were only two lamps to light up the scene: one in the middle of the lift-bridge before the lock, the other on the barge which was continuing to rise fast.

    Maigret meets a Milord

  • Leaving our little town by motor we crossed the canal by the lift-bridge after waiting to allow three Dutch barges to pass through.

    On the Fringe of the Great Fight

  • The lift-bridge control tower likely will be out of service for some time, Anderson said.

    The Daily News - News

  • He crossed the town without seeing anything, his hands in his pockets, and had to wait for five minutes beside the canal, because the lift-bridge was up and a heavily loaded barge was moving along at a snail’s pace, dragging its flat belly along the canal bed, from which the mud was rising to the surface together with bubbles of air.

    Maigret meets a Milord


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