Meaning of air-bell in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɛːbɛl/


  • 1A vessel for containing air; specifically (a) a diving bell; (b) an open-bottomed bell-shaped glass vessel used with its open end downwards to contain a gas or to protect samples; a bell jar.

  • 2A small bubble of air; (Photography) one formed in the developer and appearing as a spot on a plate, film, or paper.

  • 3Climbing
    An air-filled chamber in an otherwise water-filled cave system.


Late 18th century.