Belfry (Church-Tower)

It is the tower that holds a church's bell.
On top of it is a cross, symbolizing the church.
It signifies that the church is the world's light.

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  • belfry — /ˈbɛlfri / (say belfree) noun (plural belfries) 1. a belltower, either attached to a church or other building or standing apart. 2. that part of a steeple or other structure in which a bell is hung. 3. a frame of timberwork which may sustain a… …   Australian English dictionary

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