from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. in a series of transverse sections of a bell, that segment against which the clapper strikes, being the part which is most efficacious in producing the sound. See Illust. of Bell.
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- n. contact (the part of a bell) against which the clapper strikes
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