a bridge having a section that can be lifted vertically to permit passage of boats beneath it.
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- lift a finger,
- lift a hand against,
- lift bolt,
- lift off,
- lift pump,
- lift the curtain,
- lift truck,
- lift-drag ratio
Origin of lift bridge
First recorded in 1840–50
Also called vertical lift bridge.
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