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Noun: ship's bell
  1. (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.
    - bell

Derived forms: ship's bells

Type of: time unit, unit of time

Encyclopedia: Ship's bell