cattle call

noun

: a mass audition (as of actors)

Examples of cattle call in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Haley has also barely campaigned in the state, having little to no ground operation and visiting only once so far this cycle, during a brief appearance as a guest speaker at the Republican Jewish Coalition cattle call last year. Soo Rin Kim, ABC News, 7 Feb. 2024 Here are some of the takeaways from the latest Iowa cattle call. Olivia Rinaldi, CBS News, 17 Nov. 2023 Though unlike other multi-candidate cattle calls, or even past California GOP conventions, separate tickets are required for each presidential speech with the price varying depending on the candidate. Isabella Murray, ABC News, 29 Sep. 2023 Trump has skipped several major cattle calls in Iowa, including this past weekend’s Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition dinner — a chance for candidates to court more than 1,000 highly engaged voters likely to participate in January’s caucuses. Hannah Knowles, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 During one such conversation in Iowa, Harris did not mention DeSantis or the slavery dispute, even though the Florida governor was due to be in the same city that day to speak at a GOP cattle call. USA TODAY, 5 Aug. 2023 Trump did not attend his Vander Plaats' cattle call of candidates earlier this month. Aaron Navarro, CBS News, 28 July 2023 The summit has been a cattle call for candidates looking to line up crucial conservative and evangelical voters ahead of the first-in-the-nation caucus. Jenny Goldsberry, Washington Examiner, 15 July 2023 The frontrunner visited Iowa earlier this week, but skipped the GOP cattle call. ABC News, 4 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cattle call was in 1952

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“Cattle call.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cattle%20call. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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