bellman


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bell·man

 (bĕl′mən)
n.
1. A bellhop.
2. A town crier.

bellman

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

bell•man

(ˈbɛl mən)

n., pl. -men.
2. a person, as a town crier, who rings a bell.
[1350–1400]
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 ?
"Just the place for a Snark!" 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:
The best that we can To make him our bellman, And let him ring the bells, He can do nothing else.
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.
Judith Paton said: "A full moon tonight to remind us that it was 50 years ago today that Apollo 11 launched to the moon, a full house too at Newport Open Mic at the Royal Naval Association in Bellman's Yard.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS Gavin Strang, former MP, 76; Virginia Wade, former tennis player, 74; Sunil Gavaskar, former cricketer, 70; Neil Tennant, singer (Pet Shop Boys), 65; Gina Bellman, actress, 53; John Simm, actor, 49; Jason Orange, former Take That singer, 49; Jessica Simpson, singer, 39.
BIRTHDAYS: Virginia Wade, former tennis player, 74; Sunil Gavaskar, former cricketer, 70; Neil Tennant, singer (Pet Shop Boys), 65; Gina Bellman, actress, 53; John Simm, actor, 49; Jason Orange, former Take That singer, 49; Jessica Simpson, singer, 39.