call–up

play
noun \ˈkȯl-ˌəp\

Definition of call–up

  1. 1 :  an order to report for military service

  2. 2 :  a baseball player brought up to a major league team from the minor leagues

1916

First Known Use of call–up

1916


CALL–UP Defined for English Language Learners

call–up

play
noun \ˈkȯl-ˌəp\

Definition of call–up for English Language Learners

  • sports : a decision to bring an athlete to play in a higher league

  • : a player who is brought up to a higher league

  • : an order telling someone to report for military service

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