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ship's bell

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  1. bell, ship's bellnoun

    (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.


  1. ship's bell

    A ship's bell is a specific type of bell found on naval ships that is traditionally used for signaling, keeping time, and as an alarm system. It often has the ship's name engraved on it, and its sound is used to mark each half-hour of the watch - a period of work duty for sailors. Furthermore, in adverse situations such as fog or emergency, the ship's bell serves as a warning or alert signal.


  1. Ship's bell

    A ship's bell is used to indicate the time aboard a ship and hence to regulate the sailors' duty watches. The bell itself is usually made of brass or bronze and often has the ship's name engraved or cast on it. The ship's cook traditionally has the job of shining the ship's bell.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ship's bell in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ship's bell in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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