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PORTCULLIS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does portcullis mean? 

PORTCULLIS (noun)
  The noun PORTCULLIS has 1 sense:

1. gate consisting of an iron or wooden grating that hangs in the entry to a castle or fortified town; can be lowered to prevent passage

  Familiarity information: PORTCULLIS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PORTCULLIS (noun)


Sense 1portcullis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gate consisting of an iron or wooden grating that hangs in the entry to a castle or fortified town; can be lowered to prevent passage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("portcullis" is a kind of...):

gate (a movable barrier in a fence or wall)


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