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bell-ringer

noun
  1. a person who rings church bells
  2. a person who plays musical handbells
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Derived Formsbell-ringing, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Examples from the Web for bell-ringer

Historical Examples

  • Alberoni was born in a gardener's cottage, and as a child he was the bell-ringer.

    The Conspirators

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

  • Perkins was the Cathedral bell-ringer, and the gaoler of Alice Benden.

    All's Well

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • The bell-ringer had come down, and followed me curiously about among the graves.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts

    Helen Hunt Jackson

  • The bell-ringer could not tell; it was so old nobody knew anything about it.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts

    Helen Hunt Jackson

  • All means of egress from the palace were guarded; the bell-ringer forbidden to stir.