bellpull


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bell•pull

(ˈbɛlˌpʊl)

n.
a handle, cord, or strip of cloth pulled to ring a bell.
[1835–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bellpull - a handle or cord that is pulled to ring a doorbell or a servant's bell etc.bellpull - a handle or cord that is pulled to ring a doorbell or a servant's bell etc.
pull - a device used for pulling something; "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
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