Definition of Belfry. Meaning of Belfry. Synonyms of Belfry

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Definition of Belfry

Belfry
Belfry Bel"fry, n. [OE. berfray movable tower used in sieges, OF. berfreit, berfroit, F. beffroi, fr. MHG. bervrit, bercvrit, G. bergfriede, fr. MHG. bergen to protect (G. bergen to conceal) + vride peace, protection, G. friede peace; in compounds often taken in the sense of security, or place of security; orig. therefore a place affording security. G. friede is akin to E. free. See Burg, and Free.] 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.

Meaning of Belfry from wikipedia

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- The Belfry of Bruges (Dutch: Belfort van Brugge) is a medieval bell tower in the centre of Bruges, Belgium. One of the city's most prominent symbols, the...
- The Belfry of Ghent (Dutch: Belfort van Gent) is one of three medieval towers that overlook the old city centre of Ghent, Belgium; the other two belonging...
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- Jaro Belfry, also known as Campanario de Jaro, is a historical free-standing bell tower located in front of the Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral in Jaro, Iloilo...
- The Belfry Music Theatre, formerly known as the Belfry Theater and The Belfry Players, is a theater facility and acting company in the town of Delavan...
- old town of Kalyazin, in Tver Oblast, northwestern Russia. The steepled belfry was built in 1796—1800 as part of the Monastery of St. Nicholas, with a...