[ dawr-bel, dohr- ]
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  1. a bell chime, or the like, at a door or connected with a door, rung by persons outside wanting someone inside to open the door.

verb (used without object)
  1. to canvass or solicit from door to door, especially for votes or contributions.

Origin of doorbell

First recorded in 1805–15; door + bell1

Words Nearby doorbell Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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