sound bow

[ boh ]
/ boʊ /

noun

that part of a bell against which the tongue strikes.

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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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