a bell tower, either attached to a church or other building or standing apart.
the part of a steeple or other structure in which a bell is hung.
a frame of timberwork that holds or encloses a bell.
Slang. head; mind: a belfry full of curious notions.
Idioms about belfry
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024
How to use belfry in a sentence
A tablet in the belfry commemorates the ringing of a peal of 726 changes in twenty-six minutes.
The belfry window on each face is divided into three lights with coupled shafts.
From the top of the belfry one looks down on what is practically a medival city.
The carillon rung from the belfry, guns were fired, and a ceremony in honour of the event took place in the Htel de Ville.
At each end there is a turret; and the belfry, a square with towers at the corners, rises from the centre of the building.
British Dictionary definitions for belfry
the part of a tower or steeple in which bells are hung
a tower or steeple: Compare campanile
the timber framework inside a tower or steeple on which bells are hung
(formerly) a movable tower for attacking fortifications
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
Other Idioms and Phrases with belfry
see bats in one's belfry.
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.