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  • n. Alternative spelling of bell ringer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation).
  • n. someone who plays musical handbells.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One whose business is to ring a bell, especially a church-bell or one of a chime of bells; also, a performer with musical hand-bells.
  • n. An automatic device upon a locomotive for ringing the bell.
  • n. Mechanism for ringing chimes by hand, by means of lever-handles which are connected by wires with the clappers or the axes of the bells, or by water-power, compressed air, or steam operating in various ways to accomplish the same object.

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