bell beaker

bell beaker
: a bell-shaped pottery vessel of the prehistoric Beaker folk

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a bell-shaped beaker, esp. one associated with the Beaker folk.

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bell beaker noun
The distinctive wide-necked pottery vessel found (sometimes inverted) in the graves of Beaker Folk
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