noun plural -toos
- 1 (signal) her fingers beat a tattoo on the desktamborileaba sobre la mesa con los dedosExample sentences
- From the 17th century drums and trumpets sounded tattoo, originally an instruction to turn off the taps of beer or wine-barrels, to call men back to quarters at the end of the day.
- 2 (display)(espectáculo militar con música)Example sentences
- While the band no longer performs at military tattoos, it is, on occasion, recalled to active duty.
- He was thrown off his Honda then hit by another bike in front of hundreds of spectators at a military tattoo in West Bergholt.
- The top of Blake Street was a wonderful vantage point for watching the many parades, processions and military tattoos that regularly took to the streets.
transitive verb -toos, -tooing, -tooed
noun plural -toos
- (picture)Example sentences
- But for soldiers, getting tattoos has for many years been a way of nurturing a sense of solidarity with their fellow troops.
- We must be prepared for all possibilities, not just the ones that play into reporters' preconceived notions about hunters, soldiers, tattoos and guns.
- It has also been believed that someone with a tattoo in a certain pattern calls upon the spirit corresponding to that image.
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