Examples from the Web for drawbridge
By including the word “Zion,” we had pulled up the drawbridge.
“It was sort of like one of those scenes where the drawbridge comes up and the dungeon door closes,” Relin recalled.The Death of Co-Author of ‘Three Cups of Tea’ Is Ruled Suicide|Michael Daly|December 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The warder sounds his bugle blast, and the drawbridge is lowered.Heroines of the Crusades|C. A. Bloss
But when he came to the gate he found there many armed men, who pulled up the drawbridge and let fall the portcullis.Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)|Charles Morris
They themselves let the drawbridge down and guarded the sad cortege over the plain.
The citizens, however, had found it out, and raised the drawbridge against them.Eyes Like the Sea|Mr Jkai
Simon heard rocks thudding against the drawbridge at the rear of the palace, the entrance for horses and wagons.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel|Robert Shea