sick call


noun Military.

a daily formation for those requiring medical attention.
the period during which this formation is held.

Origin of sick call

First recorded in 1830–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sick call

Historical Examples of sick call

  • Been to make a sick-call, I suppose, and got caught in the snow-storm.

    Hidden Hand

    Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth

  • They would insist always on accompanying me home from a night sick-call.

    My New Curate

    P.A. Sheehan

  • Sick-call was sounding as they passed the barracks, and Captain Devers met them on the walk.

    Under Fire

    Charles King

  • At 8:30 each day, aboard the battleships, there is what is known as sick-call.

  • At the usual hour in the morning the bugle blew the "sick-call."