Belfry

Definition of Belfry

Bel´fry
n.1.(Mil. Antiq.) A movable tower erected by besiegers for purposes of attack and defense.
2.A bell tower, usually attached to a church or other building, but sometimes separate; a campanile.
3.A room in a tower in which a bell is or may be hung; or a cupola or turret for the same purpose.
4.(Naut.) The framing on which a bell is suspended.

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antenna tower, barbican, bean, bell tower, campanile, carillon, colossus, column, conk, cupola, derrick, dome, fire tower, head, headpiece, lantern, lighthouse, martello, martello tower, mast, minaret, monument, noddle, noggin, noodle, obelisk, observation tower, pagoda, pilaster, pillar, pinnacle, pole, poll, pylon, pyramid, shaft, skyscraper, spire, standpipe, steeple, stupa, television mast, tope, tour, tower, turret, water tower, windmill tower
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