|—n , pl -fries|
|1.||the part of a tower or steeple in which bells are hung|
|2.||Compare campanile a tower or steeple|
|3.||the timber framework inside a tower or steeple on which bells are hung|
|4.||(formerly) a movable tower for attacking fortifications|
|[C13: from Old French berfrei, of Germanic origin; compare Middle High German bercfrit fortified tower, Medieval Latin berfredus tower]|
see bats in one's belfry.