Entry from US English dictionary
A bugle call summoning soldiers to their barracks.
- As the ship slipped away, he blew a last, mournful call to quarters on his brass boatswain's pipe.
- The call to quarters coincides with Student Bonfire's scheduled burning of an off-campus bonfire on Saturday.
- The custom of the evening parade stems from the call to quarters for British troops quartered in Holland during the 30 Years War.
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Syllabification: call to quar·ters
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