from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tower in which a bell or a set of bells is hung.

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  • n. A tower in which a bell (or set of bells) is hung; a belfry

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

  • n. a tower that supports or shelters a bell


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  • And why did the bell tower become the Wasan Sagad?

    The Welkening

  • One night when we were fifteen we told our parents we were going on a school-sponsored overnight and instead climbed to the top of Dartmouth’s Baker Library bell tower to watch a meteor shower.


  • There was a fire in the bell tower of the Wasan Sagad.

    The Welkening

  • And then, in the next moment, there comes an eddy of grit, and the ghostly echo of mediaeval oxcarts is heard rumbling down past Christopher Wren’s bell tower on their way from Robert D’Oilley’s castle to his grand bridge over the river.

    A Letter of Mary


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