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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Portcullis(0.01090 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Portcullis.
English → English (WordNet)
n : 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
English → English (gcide)
Portcullis \Port*cul"lis\, n. [OF. porte coulisse, cole["i]ce, a
sliding door, fr. L. colare, colatum, to filter, to strain:
cf. F. couler to glide. See Port a gate, and cf. Cullis,
1. (Fort.) A grating of iron or of timbers pointed with iron,
hung over the gateway of a fortress, to be let down to
prevent the entrance of an enemy. “Let the portcullis
fall.” --Sir W. Scott.
She . . . the huge portcullis high updrew. --Milton.
2. An English coin of the reign of Elizabeth, struck for the
use of the East India Company; -- so called from its
bearing the figure of a portcullis on the reverse.
Portcullis \Port*cul"lis\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Portcullised;
p. pr. & vb. n. Portcullising.]
To obstruct with, or as with, a portcullis; to shut; to bar.