[(USED WITH A SINGULAR OR PLURAL VERB) MILITARY.]
a signal by bugle or drum, sounded at night as an order to extinguish all lights, and sometimes performed as a postlude to a military funeral.
"Taps" originates from the Dutch term taptoe, meaning "close the (beer) taps (and
send the troops back to camp)". The more likely explanation, however, is that it ...
May 30, 2011 ... The song taps used to signal 'lights out' for soldiers to go to sleep. Taps ...
discusses the evolution of the song and the meaning of Memorial Day.
Feb 18, 2010 ... If any of you have ever been to a military funeral in which taps was played; this
brings out a new meaning of it. Here is something Every ...
The Story of Taps. The 24-note melancholy bugle call known as “taps” is thought
to be a revision of a. French bugle signal, called “tattoo,” that notified soldiers to ...
Of all the military bugle calls, none is so easily recognized or more apt to render
emotion than Taps.
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb). 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 ...
There is a myth about the origin of Taps that is circulating about the Internet. The
true story is that in July 1862, after the Seven Days battles at Harrison's Landing ...
Mar 28, 2014 ... Since 1862, “Taps” has played at military funerals to honor the sacrifice of fallen
service members. Originally, however, it was intended to send ...
Jun 22, 2007 ... History Channel Origin of Taps recorded in 2001 includes a history of Taps and a
look at the Broken Note at John F Kennedy's funeral in 1963.