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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
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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
Nouns denoting man-made objects
Hypernyms ("portcullis" is a kind of...):
gate (a movable barrier in a fence or wall)
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