Taps definition

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A particular song played at the end of the day, and at military funerals.
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A bugle call or drum signal sounded at night, as at a military camp, as an order to put out lights and also sounded at military funerals and memorial services.
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The number of horizontal lines or pixels considered in the filtering process, which is one step in video compression. See also compression, filtering, and pixel.
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Third-person singular simple present indicative form of tap.
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A bugle call to put out lights in retiring for the night, as in an army camp: also sounded at a military funeral.
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Plural form of tap.
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Origin of taps

  • Perhaps alteration of taptoo tattoo variant of tattoo

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition