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A cord or handle which rings a bell when pulled, typically used to summon someone from another room.
- ‘‘At least four’ corrected Riann, standing up to reach for the bell pull.’
- ‘They're open until 6 a.m. on weekends; after 4 a.m. the door is locked, but Gloria showed us the secret bell pull.’
- ‘The door was covered by a wire mesh screen and there was a bell pull on the left which, upon being touched caused a far-off deep and sober ring.’
- ‘I tugged the bell pull twice before feet shuffled forward.’
- ‘‘Security coffins’ with bell pulls and air hoses were patented.’
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