a handle, cord, or strip of cloth pulled to ring a bell.
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- Bell purchase
a tackle consisting of two standing single blocks, two running single blocks, a fall, and a runner, so arranged that it gives a mechanical advantage of six, neglecting friction.
- Bell push
a button, as on the front door of a house, that rings a bell when pushed. Historical Examples Scientific American Supplement, No. 595, May 28, 1887 Various noun a button pressed to operate an electric bell
- Bell seat
(on some 18th-century chairs) a seat having an outline resembling that of a bell.
- Bell toad
tailed frog. a frog, Ascaphus truei, of the northwestern U.S. and adjacent Canada, the male of which has its cloaca modified into a taillike copulatory organ.