bell punch


noun

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

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Example sentences 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