Meaning of “call-out” in the English Dictionary

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"call-out" in British English

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call-outnoun [ C ]

also callout uk /ˈkɔːl..aʊt/ us /ˈkɑːl..aʊt/

an occasion when someone is asked to come to a person's home or to a particular place in order to do a job, help someone, etc.:

Many plumbers charge double for an emergency call-out over the weekend.
call-out fees/charges/service
The mountain rescue service had several call-outs last week.

(Definition of “call-out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)