sound bow

[ boh ]
/ boʊ /

noun

that part of a bell against which the tongue strikes.

Nearby words

  1. sound and the fury, the,
  2. sound as a bell,
  3. sound barrier,
  4. sound bite,
  5. sound block,
  6. sound camera,
  7. sound check,
  8. sound effect,
  9. sound film,
  10. sound head

Origin of sound bow

First recorded in 1680–90

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British Dictionary definitions for sound bow

sound bow

/ (bəʊ) /

noun

the thick part of a bell against which the hammer strikes
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