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bellpull

[bel-poo l] /ˈbɛlˌpʊl/
noun
1.
a handle, cord, or strip of cloth pulled to ring a bell.
Origin of bellpull
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; bell1 + pull
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  • I tugged at the bell pull and somewhere down below a bell rang as unexpected for Therese as a call from a ghost.

    The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
  • She had rung the table-bell from inability to get at the bell pull.

    The Royal Life Guard Alexander Dumas (pere)
  • At the end of that time, I stepped up to the fire-place, caught hold of the bell pull, and rang the bell.

    Lost Lenore Charles Beach
  • "Yes; I'll ring for Dinah," cried Vi, skipping across the room and putting out her hand to lay hold of the bell pull.

    Elsie's children Martha Finley
  • There had been a bell pull in the wall, but the brass handle was broken and only the wire remained.

    The Sleuth of St. James's Square Melville Davisson Post
  • A bell pull seemed to invite investigation; so we gave it a heave.

    Gold Stewart White
British Dictionary definitions for bell pull

bell pull

noun
1.
a handle, rope, or cord pulled to operate a doorbell or servant's bell
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