sleigh bell


: any of various bells commonly attached to a sleigh or to the harness of a horse drawing a sleigh: such as
: a hemispherical bell with an attached clapper

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Santa boards the train and gives each child a silver sleigh bell. Phil Kloer, ajc, 16 Aug. 2022 Every Christmas season, bells jingle, bells carol and sleigh bells ring. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, 11 Dec. 2019 Santa Claus entered right on cue to a chorus of sleigh bells and thundering applause, much to the delight of the children. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 27 Dec. 2019 The addition of sleigh bells to the bouncy music underlined the idea. Brian Seibert, New York Times, 18 Dec. 2019 Each guest will take home a keepsake sleigh bell and souvenir golden ticket. Jennifer Boehm,, 19 Nov. 2019 Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole and then board the train, where each child is given the first gift of Christmas — a silver sleigh bell. Valerie Swetten, Houston Chronicle, 15 Nov. 2019 At the end of the trip, all passengers take home the silver sleigh bell, souvenir golden ticket, and plenty of touching memories. Linda Marx,, 8 Nov. 2019 Once there, Santa boards the train and hands each passenger a sleigh bell. Mike Morris, Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1772, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sleigh bell was in 1772

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Cite this Entry

“Sleigh bell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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Last Updated: 24 Aug 2022

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