bell cow

noun

Definition of bell cow

1 : a cow with a bell attached to its neck especially : a lead cow
2 slang : leader the bell cow in county politics— James Street & J. S. Childers

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“Bell cow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bell%20cow. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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