sound bow


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sound bow

(bəʊ)
n
(Instruments) the thick part of a bell against which the hammer strikes
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sound′ bow`

(boʊ)
n.
the thick part of a bell against which the tongue strikes.
[1680–90]
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Noun1.sound bow - contact (the part of a bell) against which the clapper strikes
bell - a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
tangency, contact - (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts"
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The clapper resounded on the sound bow in perfect pitch.