bellpull

noun
bell·​pull | \ ˈbel-ˌpu̇l How to pronounce bellpull (audio) \

Definition of bellpull

: a handle or knob attached to a cord by which one rings a bell also : the cord itself

First Known Use of bellpull

1764, in the meaning defined above

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“Bellpull.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bellpull. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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