handstroke

handstroke
The pull on the sally that swings the bell through a full circle

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  • handstroke — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a blow with the hand 2. : a bell ringer s pull on the rope that swings a church bell to its mouth up position : the sounding stroke compare backstroke 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Change ringing — Triples redirects here. For other uses, see Triple (disambiguation). Bell ringing practice in Stoke Gabriel parish church, Devon, England Change ringing is the art of ringing a set of tuned bells in a series of mathematical patterns called… …   Wikipedia

  • Ring of bells — (or peal of bells ) is a term most often applied to a set of bells hung in the English style, typically for change ringing. Often hung in a church tower, such a set can include from three to sixteen bells (six and eight bell towers are… …   Wikipedia

  • change ringing — the art of ringing a series of tuned bells of different tones, as those hung in a church tower, according to any of various orderly sequences. [1870 75] * * * Traditional English art of ringing tower or hand bells in a succession of different… …   Universalium

  • backstroke — 1. noun a) A swimming stroke swum lying on ones back, while rotating both arms through the water as to propel the swimmer backwards. b) The pull on the tail of the …   Wiktionary

  • handistroke — by form of handstroke …   Useful english dictionary

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