call to quarters

noun phrase

Definition of call to quarters

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

First Known Use of call to quarters

1823, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of call to quarters was in 1823

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“Call to quarters.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/call%20to%20quarters. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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