from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun An automatic device upon a locomotive for ringing the bell.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of bell ringer.


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