bellpull

[bel-poo l]

noun

a handle, cord, or strip of cloth pulled to ring a bell.

Nearby words

  1. bellowing,
  2. bellows,
  3. bellows fish,
  4. bellows, george wesley,
  5. bellperson,
  6. bells,
  7. bells and whistles,
  8. bells of ireland,
  9. bellwether,
  10. bellwood

Origin of bellpull

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; bell1 + pull

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British Dictionary definitions for bell pull

bell pull

noun

a handle, rope, or cord pulled to operate a doorbell or servant's bell
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