bellpull
noun Date: 1816 a handle or knob attached to a cord by which one rings a bell; also the cord itself

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bellpull — /bel pool /, n. a handle, cord, or strip of cloth pulled to ring a bell. [1835 45, Amer.; BELL1 + PULL] * * * …   Universalium

  • bellpull — bell•pull [[t]ˈbɛlˌpʊl[/t]] n. a handle, cord, or strip of cloth pulled to ring a bell • Etymology: 1835–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • bellpull — /ˈbɛlpʊl/ (say belpool) noun a rope or handle for sounding a bell …   Australian English dictionary

  • bellpull — noun a handle or cord that is pulled to ring a doorbell or a servant s bell etc. • Hypernyms: ↑pull * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a handle or knob attached to a cord or wire by which one rings a bell; sometimes : the cord itself * * * /bel pool /, n. a …   Useful english dictionary

  • manifold — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English manigfeald, from manig many + feald fold Date: before 12th century 1. a. marked by diversity or variety b. many 2. comprehending or uniting various features ; multifarious 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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