: a condition of maximum readiness of a warship for action
Examples of general quarters in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe Strait of Hormuz, on the other hand, is a tense passage, often conducted at general quarters (meaning every member of the crew is up and at battle stations).
James Stavridis, Time, 29 Mar. 2021 The crew on all three of her ships were at general quarters.
Elliot Ackerman, Wired, 26 Jan. 2021
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