noun (used with a singular or plural verb)Military.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
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Example sentences from the Web for taps
Twin buglers played “Taps” and three police helicopters flew overhead in the missing-man formation.
Tosi has been using cereal milk as a flavor ever since 2007, and she says it taps into a universal “memory sensor.”
More than 15,000 households have had their taps turned off for being past due.Detroit Shuts Off Water to Residents but Not to Businesses Who Owe Millions|Mary M. Chapman|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Likely, The Woodman taps the facilities of a much larger, more-specialized operation like Loyalsock Firewood in Montoursville.
Those phone taps suggested the pair may have co-opted a judge for insider information.France’s Ex-Prez Sarkozy Placed Under Formal Investigation for Corruption|Tracy McNicoll|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No notice being taken of the taps, the unseen visitor, after a short lapse, ventured to open the door and peep in.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
If a supply was required during the day it could be given by a pipe with two taps.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
The candle flickered on until "taps," when the guards, with unconscious irony shouted, "Lights out!"
There was a hubbub around the fire that kept everybody from paying the least attention to "taps."Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)|John McElroy
Fill the vessels with water and lay the corks with their rods upon its surface, and set both taps running together.
British Dictionary definitions for taps
noun (functioning as singular)
- (in army camps, etc) a signal given on a bugle, drum, etc, indicating that lights are to be put out
- any similar signal, as at a military funeral