belfry definition

  • noun:
    • A bell tower, specifically one attached to a building.
    • The section of a tower or steeple where bells are hung.
    • A moveable tower used in sieges.
    • A shed.
    • An alarm-tower; a watchtower containing an alarm-bell.
    • A tower or steeple specifically for containing bells, particularly included in a church.
    • part of a big tower or steeple, specifically for containing bells.
    • A movable tower erected by besiegers for purposes of attack and defense.
    • A bell tower, generally attached to a church or other building, but sometimes individual; a campanile.
    • a space in a tower for which a bell is or can be hung; or a cupola or turret for similar function.
    • The framing by which a bell is suspended.
    • A movable wooden tower found in the center ages in assaulting fortified places.
    • A stationary tower near a fortified location, by which had been stationed sentinels to look at the encompassing nation and present notice associated with the method of an enemy.
    • A bell-tower, generally mounted on a church or any other building, but sometimes standing apart as a completely independent framework.
    • That part of a steeple or other construction where a bell is hung; especially, the framework of timberwork which sustains the bell. See cut under bell-gable.
    • Nautical, the decorative framework in which the ship's bell is hung.
    • A shed used as a shelter for cattle and for farm implements or produce.
    • a space (usually towards the top of a tower) in which bells tend to be hung
    • a bell tower; usually stands alone unattached to a building

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