Translation of portcullis in Spanish:

portcullis

rastrillo, n.

Pronunciation /ˌpɔrtˈkələs//pɔːtˈkʌlɪs/

noun

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    rastrillo masculine
    • The way across into the first circle was a stone and cobbled bridge, arched by stone and wood semi-circles and blocked by a huge portcullis.
    • Sticking his head down through the entrance, he saw the portcullis was up and he wondered how to lower it.
    • To create a medieval feel, the towers will have arrow slits and cars will be able to drive under the archway beneath a raised portcullis.
    • They passed by the main gateway, which consisted of portcullises and a drawbridge that stood between two massive towers, each with projecting becs.
    • Monk Bar was built in the 14th century and is the tallest gateway, with a portcullis still in working order.
    • Erastus answered and the gate was lowered, the portcullis drawn up.
    • The massively arched door, in the style of a portcullis, is defended on either side by rampant lions, petrified in mid-snarl.
    • In addition, a medieval style archway will be put up across Churchgate from January 11 until January 25 and it will be built complete with turrets, a portcullis and arrow slits.
    • The iron portcullis was slowly lowered down, but she saw no one in sight.
    • Unbroken, that is, except by the gate itself, with the heavy iron bars of the portcullis still lowered at this early hour.
    • I heartily approve of the Civic Trust's proposal to lower the portcullis at Bootham Bar.
    • The approach would have been hard to breach, with the long, narrow entrance passage defended, in addition to gates, portcullises, two drawbridges, and ‘murder holes’, by fire from triple battlements.
    • The guard nodded to the old gatekeeper, who set to work hefting the chains that would raise the small portcullis that now blocked the way out into the city.
    • The gateway was equipped with a portcullis, but it was raised and the entry was protected only by a light, almost ornamental iron lattice.
    • I panicked, and scrambled to the back of the wagon again as the portcullis lifted to admit us to the courtyard.
    • He paused before passing through the first gate and into the short passageway between the entrance to the fortress and the inner portcullis.
    • Slots along their sides show that there were originally portcullises, whilst the sockets for the doors are still clearly visible.
    • The gateway into the courtyard had been closed off by a portcullis, guarded by guards bristling with weapons.
    • Visitors to the Richard III Museum are still able to operate the portcullis's mechanism, and it could be lowered if necessary.
    • Impressive, but all the buildings have a bit of castle in them - a turret here, a portcullis there.