Definitions for "Portcullis"
Keywords:  castle, gate, grate, gatehouse, grill
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.
A heavy timber grille that could be raised or lowered between the towers of each gate house.
A sliding iron grille used to block passage through a main gate.
Keywords:  elizabeth, reign, struck, india, east
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.
Keywords:  shut, obstruct, bar
To obstruct with, or as with, a portcullis; to shut; to bar.