[ kawl-out ]
/ ˈkɔlˌaʊt /
an act or instance of calling out.
an order to report for emergency or special work, especially at an unusual time or place.
a letter, number, or other device for identifying or calling attention to a particular part of an illustration.
a challenge to a duel.
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- call-exner body,
- call-in pay,
- callaghan, morley
Origin of call-out
First recorded in 1885–90; noun use of verb phrase call out
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