engine bell

noun

Definition of engine bell

1 : a bell on a locomotive used in signaling train and locomotive movements
2 : a part of the engine-room telegraph of a ship

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First Known Use of engine bell

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Engine bell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engine%20bell. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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