Meaning of Gabriel-bell in English:

Gabriel-bell

noun

  • A church bell used, traditionally in the morning and evening, to ring the Angelus; in later use sometimes understood as a bell rung in the morning to waken the community.

    Now chiefly in historical contexts.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Francis Blomefield (1705–1752), topographical historian and Church of England clergyman.