lowbell

noun
plural lowbells

Definition of lowbell

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a small bell (as for the neck of a sheep or cow)
2 archaic : a bell used with a sudden casting of light to frighten, stupefy, and capture birds

Definition of lowbell (Entry 2 of 2)

obsolete
: to frighten or capture by or as if by the use of a lowbell

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First Known Use of lowbell

Noun

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Transitive verb

1642, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lowbell

Noun

perhaps from low entry 4 + bell

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“Lowbell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowbell. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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