bell-ringer
bell-ringer ell-ringer n. 1. a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation).

Syn: toller. [WordNet 1.5]

2. someone who plays musical handbells. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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