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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small gable-shaped construction, pierced with one or more openings, and used to contain bells.
  • n. See under Bell.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The continuation upward of a portion of a wall terminated by a small gable, and pierced to receive one or more bells. Such a feature sometimes surmounts the apex of a church-gable.
  • n. Any gable when the wall composing it is pierced for bells.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an extension of a gable that serves as a bell cote

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