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Definition of "taps" []

  • 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. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "taps" in a sentence
  • "THE WRESTLER once again taps into those themes of addiction and obsession that Aronofsky excels in conveying, but in a far more pure and raw fashion than any of his previous films."
  • "Also water sent through the taps is often 'produced' locally."
  • "McCain taps lobbyist for transition (see also clammyc, Kos, McLobbyist transition team head was ultimate Nixon insider)"