bell-ringer definition

  • noun:
    • Alternative spelling of bell ringer.
    • someone who rings chapel bells (for summoning the congregation).
    • someone who plays music handbells.
    • One whose business is to sounds familiar, especially a church-bell or one of a chime of bells; also, a performer with musical hand-bells.
    • An automatic device upon a locomotive for ringing the bell.
    • Mechanism for ringing chimes by hand, by way of lever-handles that are connected by wires utilizing the clappers or the axes for the bells, or by water-power, compressed-air, or vapor operating in a variety of approaches to accomplish equivalent object.

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