call to quarters

noun phrase

: a bugle call usually shortly before taps that summons soldiers to their quarters

Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of call to quarters was in 1823

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Cite this Entry

“Call to quarters.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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