- a bellhop.
- a person who carries or rings a bell, especially a town crier or watchman.
Origin of bellman
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Examples from the Web for bellman
They were a very old family with whom Snecky Hobart, the bellman, lodged.Auld Licht Idylls</p>
J. M. Barrie
To the last-mentioned part of his equipment, he owed the title of "Bellman."
I have just time to send this, without giving to the bellman.The Journal to Stella
The beadle of to-day is in most respects changed, for the worse, from the bellman of old.The Book of Christmas
Thomas K. Hervey
This band was headed by the noble Bellman who was much respected by the others.The Camp Fire Girls on a Yacht
Margaret Love Sanderson
- a man who rings a bell, esp (formerly) a town crier
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