a flared casing that encloses a clutch assembly.
- Bell jar
a bell-shaped glass jar or cover for protecting delicate instruments, bric-a-brac, or the like, or for containing gases or a vacuum in chemical experiments. a novel (1963) by Sylvia Plath. Contemporary Examples Ted Hughes’s Brother on Losing Sylvia Plath Gerald Hughes December 1, 2014 Historical Examples Common Science Carleton W. Washburne Common Science Carleton W. […]
- Bell lap
the final lap in a race of repeated circuits, signaled by the ringing of a bell.
a bellhop. a person who carries or rings a bell, especially a town crier or watchman. Historical Examples When a Man’s Single J. M. Barrie Notes and Queries, Number 78, April 26, 1851 Various City Scenes William Darton The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift Scotch Wit and Humor W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe The Book […]
- Bell metal
an alloy of about 80 percent copper and 20 percent tin, sometimes with small amounts of lead and zinc, having low damping qualities and used especially for bells. Historical Examples The Virginia Housewife Mary Randolph The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Various Folkways William Graham Sumner Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley A […]