Medieval Glossary


A drawbridge was often constructed of timber. Often acting as a sort of door for a gatehouse, it could be lowered to be used as a bridge over a moat or raised to secure the castle against entry.

Related term(s): Gatehouse; Moat; Castle; Bascule Bridge; Portcullis
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Added: 09.07.04
Last modified: 09.04.05


Browse by medieval glossary category:

*Numbers in parantheses indicate the number of terms in the medieval glossary category

List medieval glossary terms alphabetically:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Enter an exact medieval glossary term to look up: