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sleigh bell

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noun
  1. any of several kinds of small bells, as a jingle bell, attached to a sleigh or to the harness of the animal drawing the sleigh.

Origin of sleigh bell

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for sleigh bell

Historical Examples

  • When I couldn't stand it no longer, I took an' jingled the sleigh-bell.

    Friendship Village

    Zona Gale

  • As to sleighing, I have been sleighing about to that extent, that I am sick of the sound of a sleigh-bell.

  • All I heard was the sleigh-bell jingling on the Polander's horse in the shed.

  • I was in despair; there wasnt a sleigh-bell within a hundred miles, but Owen insisted that he must jingle.

    A Tenderfoot Bride

    Clarice E. Richards

  • Men walking in the streets turned to glance over their shoulders at the approach of a step, at the sound of a sleigh-bell.

    The Vultures

    Henry Seton Merriman