bell push

Origin of bell push

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for bell push

Historical Examples of bell push

  • He resolved to try to shake the matter from his mind, and his hand sought the bell-push.

    The Grell Mystery

    Frank Froest

  • The decision in his tone stopped her as her hand was half-way to the bell-push.

    The Grell Mystery

    Frank Froest

  • "Wait downstairs," directed Dunbar, pressing a bell-push beside the door.

    The Yellow Claw

    Sax Rohmer

  • Soames, who had advanced to seek the bell-push, stopped short.

    The Yellow Claw

    Sax Rohmer

  • "It is indeed, miss," said Marvell, stooping sedately to examine my bell-push.

    Memoirs of a Midget

    Walter de la Mare


British Dictionary definitions for bell push

bell push

noun
  1. a button pressed to operate an electric bell
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