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belfry

1. the part of a tower or steeple in which bells are hung
2. a tower or steeple
3. the timber framework inside a tower or steeple on which bells are hung

Belfry

A room at or near the top of a tower that contains bells and their supporting timbers.

Belfry

 

a superstructure on the wall of a church or a separate structure with one or several apertures in which to hang bells. Wall-like belfries or elongated rectangular ones with an interior space received expressive plastic treatment in the ancient Russian (especially Pskov) stone churches of the 14th through 17th centuries. These belfries brought an element of picturesqueness to the design of churches.

belfry

1. A bell tower, either attached to a church or standing alone.
2. A timber framework in a steeple that supports a bell.
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