bell-cow

bell cow

noun
a cow, especially the lead cow of a herd, having a bell attached to a collar around its neck so that the herd can be located easily.

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To bell-cow
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: bell-captain
Next Definition: bell-crank
Words Near: bell-cow
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for bell-cow
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing bell-cow
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature