Ring Ring, n. 1. A sound; especially, the sound of vibrating metals; as, the ring of a bell. 2. Any loud sound; the sound of numerous voices; a sound continued, repeated, or reverberated. The ring of acclamations fresh in his ears. --Bacon 3. A chime, or set of bells harmonically tuned. As great and tunable a ring of bells as any in the world. --Fuller., Ring Ring, v. i. 1. To sound, as a bell or other sonorous body, particularly a metallic one. Now ringen trompes loud and clarion. --Chaucer. Why ring not out the bells? --Shak. 2. To practice making music with bells. --Holder. 3. To sound loud; to resound; to be filled with a ringing or reverberating sound. With sweeter notes each rising temple rung. --Pope. The hall with harp and carol rang. --Tennyson. My ears still ring with noise. --Dryden. 4. To continue to sound or vibrate; to resound. The assertion is still ringing in our ears. --Burke. 5. To be filled with report or talk; as, the whole town rings with his fame., Ring Ring, v. i. (Falconry) To rise in the air spirally., Pawl Pawl, n. [W. pawl a pole, a stake. Cf. Pole a stake.] (Mach.) A pivoted tongue, or sliding bolt, on one part of a machine, adapted to fall into notches, or interdental spaces, on another part, as a ratchet wheel, in such a manner as to permit motion in one direction and prevent it in the reverse, as in a windlass; a catch, click, or detent. See Illust. of Ratchet Wheel. [Written also paul, or pall.] Pawl bitt (Naut.), a heavy timber, set abaft the windlass, to receive the strain of the pawls. Pawl rim or ring (Naut.), a stationary metallic ring surrounding the base of a capstan, having notches for the pawls to catch in.