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sick call

noun Military.
  1. a daily formation for those requiring medical attention.
  2. the period during which this formation is held.
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Origin of sick call

First recorded in 1830–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for sick call

Historical Examples

  • 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."