bell punch

noun

a machine that issues or stamps a ticket, etc, ringing a bell as it does so

Nearby words

  1. bell magpie,
  2. bell metal,
  3. bell moth,
  4. bell pepper,
  5. bell pull,
  6. bell purchase,
  7. bell push,
  8. bell seat,
  9. bell sheep,
  10. bell tent

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Examples from the Web for bell punch

  • Suddenly he said: "'Ere, suppose you do it, then," and pushed the bell-punch at her.

    This Freedom|A. S. M. Hutchinson
  • But now he is merely a registering machine,—a sort of bell-punch to the hand of his party convention.

  • One fellow gets to stealin' fares, and then everybody's got to wear a bell-punch.

    The Minister's Charge|William Dean Howells