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bell cow

noun
1.
a cow, especially the lead cow of a herd, having a bell attached to a collar around its neck so that the herd can be located easily.
Origin of bell cow
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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bellcow

noun

A pitcher who can both start and win a game: the one with the time and the talent to be that ''bellcow'' remains Al (1980s+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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