noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈtaps\

military : a song played on a bugle at military funerals and at night as a signal for soldiers to go to bed

Full Definition of TAPS

:  the last bugle call at night blown as a signal that lights are to be put out; also :  a similar call blown at military funerals and memorial services

Origin of TAPS

probably alteration of earlier taptoo tattoo — more at tattoo
First Known Use: 1824

Rhymes with TAPS

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