Sleigh bell
Sleigh Sleigh, n. [Cf. D. & LG. slede, slee, Icel. sle?i. See {Sled}.] A vehicle moved on runners, and used for transporting persons or goods on snow or ice; -- in England commonly called a sledge. [1913 Webster]

{Sleigh bell}, 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. [1913 Webster]


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  • sleigh bell — noun a bell attached to a sleigh, or to the harness of a horse that is pulling a sleigh • Syn: ↑cascabel • Hypernyms: ↑bell * * * noun : any of various bells commonly attached to a sleigh or to the harness of a horse drawing a sleigh: as a …   Useful english dictionary

  • sleigh bell — noun Date: 1772 any of various bells commonly attached to a sleigh or to the harness of a horse drawing a sleigh: as a. cascabel 2 b. a hemispherical bell with an attached clapper …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sleigh bell — Synonyms and related words: bell, chimes, church bell, clapper, cowbell, dinner bell, dinner gong, doorbell, fire bell, gong, gong bell, hand bell, jingle bell, passing bell, sacring bell, sheepbell, telephone bell, tintinnabulum, tongue,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sleigh bell — noun a tinkling bell attached to the harness of a sleigh horse …   English new terms dictionary

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  • Sleigh — Sleigh, n. [Cf. D. & LG. slede, slee, Icel. sle?i. See {Sled}.] A vehicle moved on runners, and used for transporting persons or goods on snow or ice; in England commonly called a sledge. [1913 Webster] {Sleigh bell}, a small bell attached either …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sleigh — n. & v. n. a sledge, esp. one for riding on. v.intr. travel on a sleigh. Phrases and idioms: sleigh bell any of a number of tinkling bells attached to the harness of a sleigh horse etc. Etymology: orig. US, f. Du. slee, rel. to SLED …   Useful english dictionary

  • bell — Synonyms and related words: Roman candle, aerophone, aid to navigation, alarm, amber light, arrest, balefire, battery, beacon, beacon fire, bell buoy, bells, blinker, blue peter, bones, bong, buoy, castanets, caution light, celesta, check,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bell — bell1 bell less, adj. /bel/, n. 1. a hollow instrument of cast metal, typically cup shaped with a flaring mouth, suspended from the vertex and rung by the strokes of a clapper, hammer, or the like. 2. the stroke or sound of such an instrument: We …   Universalium

  • Bell — /bel/, n. 1. Acton /ak teuhn/, pen name of Anne Brontë. 2. Alexander Graham, 1847 1922, U.S. scientist, born in Scotland: inventor of the telephone. 3. (Arthur) Clive (Howard), 1881 1964, English critic of literature and art. 4. Currer /kerr… …   Universalium

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