bellpull

noun

bell·​pull ˈbel-ˌpu̇l How to pronounce bellpull (audio)
: a handle or knob attached to a cord by which one rings a bell
also : the cord itself

Word History

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bellpull was in 1764

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“Bellpull.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bellpull. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

bellpull

noun
bell·​pull ˈbel-ˌpu̇l How to pronounce bellpull (audio)
: a cord or wire or a handle or knob attached to it that one pulls to ring a bell
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