call to arms


noun

a command to report for active military duty.

Origin of call to arms

First recorded in 1840–50
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Related Words for call to arms

gauntlet, glove, mobilize, rally

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Historical Examples of call to arms

  • She held Jarvis's letter in her hand—his call-to-arms letter.

    Bambi

    Marjorie Benton Cooke