bell pull

UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "bell pull":
singular bell pull plural bell pulls
a rope that you pull to make a bell ring

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • bell pull — noun A cord or handle used in ringing a bell • • • Main Entry: ↑bell * * * bell pull UK US noun [countable] [singular bell pull plural bell pulls …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bell pull — Bell Bell, n. [AS. belle, fr. bellan to bellow. See {Bellow}.] 1. A hollow metallic vessel, usually shaped somewhat like a cup with a flaring mouth, containing a clapper or tongue, and giving forth a ringing sound on being struck. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bell pull — bell ,pull noun count a rope that you pull to make a bell ring …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bell|pull — «BEHL PUL», noun. a handle for pulling a bell attached by a wire or cord …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bell pull — [ James Gillray caricatured suitors eager to save a lady the effort of using a bell pull.] A bell pull is a woven textile, cord, handle, knob, or other object that connects with a bell or bell wire, and which rings a bell when pulled. Bell pulls… …   Wikipedia

  • bell-pull — noun A device for signalling a bell by remote via wires and pulleys. While she was doing this the wood partition in the centre of the house thrilled to its centre with the tugging of a bell pull upstairs. A bell below tinkled a note that was… …   Wiktionary

  • bell pull — n. handle or cord connected to a bell which is pulled to ring the bell …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bell pull — noun a cord or handle which rings a bell when pulled …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bell — Bell, n. [AS. belle, fr. bellan to bellow. See {Bellow}.] 1. A hollow metallic vessel, usually shaped somewhat like a cup with a flaring mouth, containing a clapper or tongue, and giving forth a ringing sound on being struck. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bell arch — Bell Bell, n. [AS. belle, fr. bellan to bellow. See {Bellow}.] 1. A hollow metallic vessel, usually shaped somewhat like a cup with a flaring mouth, containing a clapper or tongue, and giving forth a ringing sound on being struck. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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