from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a small bell attached either to a horse when drawing a slegh, or to the sleigh itself; especially a globular bell with a loose ball which plays inside instead of a clapper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bell, commonly consisting of a hollow ball of metal having a slit or oblong hole in the exterior, and containing a solid pellet of metal which causes a ringing sound when the ball is agitated. Compare grelot and hawk-bell.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a bell attached to a sleigh, or to the harness of a horse that is pulling a sleigh
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