Meaning of “taps” in the English Dictionary

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"taps" in British English

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a tune that is played on a bugle at military funeral and when it is time for soldiers to go bed

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

"taps" in American English

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tapsplural noun

us /tæps/

a musical signal played at military funerals and in the evening to tell soldiers that lights are to go off:

We heard the bugle playing taps.

(Definition of “taps” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)