- a brass wind instrument resembling a cornet and sometimes having keys or valves, used typically for sounding military signals.
- to sound a bugle.
- (of bull elks) to utter a rutting call.
- to call by or with a bugle: to bugle reveille.
Origin of bugle1
Examples from the Web for bugler
A $3 pouch of Bugler ends up retailing inside for about $600—a 20,000% markup.With Cigarettes Banned In Most Prisons, Gangs Shift From Drugs To Smokes
June 2, 2013
Then some one—who it was is uncertain—ordered the bugler to sound the "charge."The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
On September 4, 1914, the bugler of Destiny sounded the "Halt!"
It was brought from the headquarters of the regiment by the bugler of Company H.Three Years in the Federal Cavalry
Most of the men were already upon the spot, and the bugler was blowing lustily.The Young Franc Tireurs
G. A. Henty
Cleave motioned to the bugler; the latter raised the bugle to his lips.The Long Roll
- music a brass instrument similar to the cornet but usually without valves: used for military fanfares, signal calls, etc
- (intr) to play or sound (on) a bugle
- any of several Eurasian plants of the genus Ajuga, esp A. reptans, having small blue or white flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)Also called: bugleweed See also ground pine
- a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothes for decoration
Word Origin and History for bugler
1793; see bugle (n.). Bugle-boy attested from 1817.
mid-14c., abbreviation of buglehorn "musical horn, hunting horn" (c.1300), from Old French bugle "(musical) horn," also "wild ox, buffalo," from Latin buculus "heifer, young ox," diminutive of bos "ox, cow" (see cow (n.)). Middle English also had the word in the "buffalo" sense and it survived in dialect with meaning "young bull." Modern French bugle is a 19c. borrowing from English.