Meaning of taps

taps

Pronunciation: (taps), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Mil.
  1. a signal by bugle or drum, sounded at night as an order to extinguish all lights, and sometimes performed as a postlude to a military funeral.
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