bell tower


Definition of bell tower

: a tower that supports or shelters a bell

Examples of bell tower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The chapel's bell tower rang out across the valley until the congregation moved out in the 1950s. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 22 Oct. 2021 Also an expert archer, Kate is in trouble at school for using her skills to accidentally bring down a historic bell tower on campus. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 24 Nov. 2021 The platonic ideal of university campus design generally includes classroom buildings, an auditorium, a green space, some sort of bell tower and plenty of dorms. Los Angeles Times, 9 Oct. 2021 Grace Episcopal Church in Newton will receive a grant of up to $250,000 from the National Fund for Sacred Places, a major milestone in the church’s effort to raise funds for its historic bell tower., 3 Nov. 2021 Videos show a billowing white cloud moving with a rumble toward the church in the village of Todoque on Sunday afternoon before the gray-and-white bell tower collapses, leaving only a thick wall of ash visible in its wake. Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2021 The church’s soaring 150-foot octagonal steel spire, which rises from a masonry bell tower, is breathtaking. Washington Post, 5 Nov. 2021 Carl Bilski, president of the Brunswick Historical Society, has received the OK from the city to erect a bell tower to house the 1852 bell donated when First Christian Church was sold. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 15 Oct. 2021 The 24,300-square-foot church with 86-foot-tall bell tower was completed for roughly $13.5 million in late 2015 on a 5-acre campus above the southeast corner of South Melrose Drive and Cannon Road. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of bell tower

1596, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bell tower was in 1596

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12 Jan 2022

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“Bell tower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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