pontlevis

[ pont-lev-is ]
/ pɒntˈlɛv ɪs /

noun

a drawbridge.

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Origin of pontlevis

1480–90; < French, equivalent to pont bridge (< Latin pont-, stem of pōns) + levis (< Vulgar Latin *levāticius liftable, adj. derivative of Latin levāre to lift
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