- a person who rings church bells
- a person who plays musical handbells
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Examples from the Web for bell-ringer
Alberoni was born in a gardener's cottage, and as a child he was the bell-ringer.The Conspirators
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Perkins was the Cathedral bell-ringer, and the gaoler of Alice Benden.All's Well
Emily Sarah Holt
The bell-ringer had come down, and followed me curiously about among the graves.
The bell-ringer could not tell; it was so old nobody knew anything about it.
All means of egress from the palace were guarded; the bell-ringer forbidden to stir.Venice and its Story