a hotel employee who supervises the work of bellhops.
(US & Canadian) another name for captain (sense 9)
a small domesticated carnivore, Felis domestica or F. catus, bred in a number of varieties. any of several carnivores of the family Felidae, as the lion, tiger, leopard or jaguar, etc. Slang. a person, especially a man. a devotee of jazz. a woman given to spiteful or malicious gossip. the fur of the domestic cat. […]
- Bell cow
a cow, especially the lead cow of a herd, having a bell attached to a collar around its neck so that the herd can be located easily. Historical Examples Lisbeth Longfrock Hans Aanrud Lisbeth Longfrock Hans Aanrud Lisbeth Longfrock Hans Aanrud Lisbeth Longfrock Hans Aanrud Tell Me Another Story Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
- Bell crank
a lever or rocker having two arms meeting at a pivot at a right angle, used for transmitting motion between two parts meeting at an angle. Historical Examples Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught Joshua Rose Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II Joshua Rose The Traveling Engineers’ Association Anonymous The Traveling Engineers’ Association Anonymous The Traveling Engineers’ […]
bell-shaped curve. a frequency curve that resembles the outline of a bell, as the normal curve. bell curve A symmetrical bell-shaped curve that represents the distribution of values, frequencies, or probabilities of a set of data. It slopes downward from a point in the middle corresponding to the mean value, or the maximum probability. Data […]