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1. A bellhop.
2. A town crier.


n, pl -men
(Professions) a man who rings a bell, esp (formerly) a town crier


(ˈbɛl mən)

n., pl. -men.
2. a person, as a town crier, who rings a bell.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bellman - someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotelsbellman - someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotels
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
References in classic literature ?
the Bellman cried, As he landed his crew with care; Supporting each man on the top of the tide By a finger entwined in his hair.
There was also a Beaver, that paced on the deck, Or would sit making lace in the bow: And had often (the Bellman said) saved them from wreck, Though none of the sailors knew how.
His form in ungainly--his intellect small--"(So the Bellman would often remark) "But his courage is perfect
He came as a Baker: but owned, when too late-- And it drove the poor Bellman half-mad-- He could only bake Bridecake--for which, I may state, No materials were to be had.
The last of the crew needs especial remark, Though he looked an incredible dunce: He had just one idea--but, that one being "Snark," The good Bellman engaged him at once.
The Bellman looked scared, And was almost too frightened to speak:
It strongly advised that the Butcher should be Conveyed in a separate ship: But the Bellman declared that would never agree With the plans he had made for the trip:
A Grand Morning Performance by the Riders, commencing at that very hour, was in course of announcement by the bellman as they set their feet upon the stones of the street.
The company was owned by ruthless capitalist Axel Bellman (Jared Harris) who managed to hang on to his own fortune while ensuring that the shareholders lost theirs, and Sally is determined to make him compensate her client.
They are Robert Jones Williams, 21, of Llys Dewi Sant, Bangor, Ryan John Bellman, 24, Cae Llepa, Bangor, Peter Lee Byfield, 46, Star, Gaerwen, Anglesey, Nathaniel Patrick Coley, 20, Bro Seiont, Caernarfon and Keeman Kumar Patel, 23, of Plas Llwyd Terrace, Bangor.
Jim Speidel AKA The Bellman followed up on a special request from a customer ta powder coat a buckle in matte black.
Our bellman even wrote his name and extension on a Post-it note and stuck it to our phone.