mess call

noun Military.

a bugle call for mess. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mess call

  • Already the ship officers were on the bridge ready to "take the sun," and mess-call for the men was sounding on the lower decks.

    Ray's Daughter|Charles King
  • The throaty bugles blew the Mess-call that has a long legend behind it.

    The Day's Work, Volume 1|Rudyard Kipling