English-Spanish translation of portcullis

Translation of the word portcullis from english to spanish, with synonyms, antonyms, verb conjugation, pronunciation, anagrams, examples of use.

portcullis in Spanish

fortificationnoun rastrillo [m]
Synonyms for portcullis
noun gate
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Definitions of portcullis
1. portcullis - 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
  gate a movable barrier in a fence or wall
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A portcullis (from the French ""porte coulissante"" or gliding door) is a latticed grille or gate made of wood, metal or a combination of the two. Portcullises fortified the entrances to many medieval castles, acting as a last line of defence during time of attack or siege. Each portcullis was mounted in vertical grooves in castle walls and could be raised or lowered quickly by means of chains or ropes attached to an internal winch.

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