Definition of division bell in English:

division bell

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  • (In Britain) a bell rung in Parliament to announce an imminent division.
    More example sentences
    • But it is now being increasingly overshadowed by The Cinnamon Club which can make all the difference when the division bell rings.
    • Votes, which are normally sounded by the division bell, would be declared instead by ‘door keepers and police shouting and in the mansion by two gongs being sounded’.
    • They emerge, of course, when the division bell rings.

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