from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a cord, handle, or knob, connecting with a bell or bell wire, and which will ring the bell when pulled.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The handle or knob by which a bell attached to a wire or rope is rung, as a door-bell.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a handle or cord that is pulled to ring a doorbell or a servant's bell etc.
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