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Meaning of BELLWETHER

Pronunciation:  'bel`wedhur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  sheep that leads the herd often wearing a bell
  2. [n]  someone who assumes leadership of a movement or activity
 

BELLWETHER is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: leader, wether

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bell"weth`er\, n.
1. A wether, or sheep, which leads the flock, with a bell on
   his neck.

2. Hence: A leader. [Contemptuous] --Swift.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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