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[tuhk-it] /ˈtʌk ɪt/
a trumpet fanfare.
Origin of tucket
First recorded in 1585-95; tuck4 + -et Unabridged
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  • tucket and Ellis did not play; and the game was between Frank and Harris.

    The Drummer Boy John Trowbridge
  • tucket led them to a thicket about two miles from camp, where they halted.

    The Drummer Boy John Trowbridge
  • "So it was you that played the gobbler, tucket," said the captain.

    The Drummer Boy John Trowbridge
  • And tucket drew down his face with an expression of incorruptible innocence.

    The Drummer Boy John Trowbridge
  • "The sight of old Buckley coming with his dog would be better than a surgeon, to cure that wound," said tucket.

    The Drummer Boy John Trowbridge
  • "Thank ye, boy," said tucket; indulging him in the ludicrous notion that he was helping his friends.

    The Drummer Boy John Trowbridge
  • And while the tucket was sounding, Bennet moved close to the bewildered parson, and whispered violently in his ear.

    The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson
  • A tucket of trumpets sounded, silvery and thin through the cold grey air: a page came running with his sallete-helmet.

    The Fifth Queen Ford Madox Ford
  • When the head of the column reached the edge of the gloomy forest a tucket sounded and the soldiers came to a halt.

    The Winning of the Golden Spurs Percy F. Westerman
British Dictionary definitions for tucket


(archaic) a flourish on a trumpet
Word Origin
C16: from Old Northern French toquer to sound (on a drum)
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