Pontlevis
Pontlevis Pont"le*vis, n. [F., properly, a drawbridge.] (Man.) The action of a horse in rearing repeatedly and dangerously. [1913 Webster]

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  • pontlevis — /pont lev is/, n. a drawbridge. [1480 90; < F, equiv. to pont bridge ( < L pont , s. of pons) + levis ( < VL *levaticius liftable, adj. deriv. of L levare to lift] * * * pontlevis /pont levˈis, (French) pɔ̃ lə vēˈ or le / noun A… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pontlevis — /pont lev is/, n. a drawbridge. [1480 90; < F, equiv. to pont bridge ( < L pont , s. of pons) + levis ( < VL *levaticius liftable, adj. deriv. of L levare to lift] * * * …   Universalium

  • pontlevis — /pɒntˈlɛvəs/ (say pont levuhs) noun → drawbridge. {French} …   Australian English dictionary

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