- a button, as on the front door of a house, that rings a bell when pushed.
Origin of bell push
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for bell push
He resolved to try to shake the matter from his mind, and his hand sought the bell-push.
The decision in his tone stopped her as her hand was half-way to the bell-push.
"Wait downstairs," directed Dunbar, pressing a bell-push beside the door.
Soames, who had advanced to seek the bell-push, stopped short.
"It is indeed, miss," said Marvell, stooping sedately to examine my bell-push.Memoirs of a Midget
Walter de la Mare
- a button pressed to operate an electric bell
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