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A signal sounded on a drum or trumpet inviting a parley.
Origin: From French chamade, from Portuguese chamada, from chamar, from Latin clamare.
a signal made for a parley by beat of a drum
Origin: [F. chamade, fr. Pg. chamada, fr. chamar to call, fr. L. clamare.]
In war, a chamade was a certain beat of a drum, or sound of a trumpet, which was given the enemy as a kind of signal, to inform them of some proposition to be made to the commander; either to capitulate, to have leave to bury their dead, make a truce, etc. Ménage derives the word from the Italian chiamate, of clamare, to cry. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chambers, Ephraim, ed.. "". Cyclopaedia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. James and John Knapton, et al.
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