doorbell

[ dawr-bel, dohr- ]
/ ˈdɔrˌbɛl, ˈdoʊr- /

noun

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)

to canvass or solicit from door to door, especially for votes or contributions.

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Origin of doorbell

First recorded in 1805–15; door + bell1
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