general quarters

plural noun

Definition of general quarters

: a condition of maximum readiness of a warship for action

First Known Use of general quarters

1829, in the meaning defined above

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“General quarters.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/general%20quarters. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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