• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chamade (Mil) A signal made for a parley by beat of a drum. "They beat the chamade , and sent us carte blanche."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chamade Milit., the beat of a drum or sound of a trumpet inviting an enemy to a parley.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chamade sham′ad a signal inviting a parley.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. chamade, fr. Pg. chamada, fr. chamar, to call, fr. L. clamare,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Stralsund instantly beat the chamade, as we heard; and all was surrender and subjection in those regions.
"History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Volume IV. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Friedrich's Apprenticeship, First Stage--1713-1728" by Thomas Carlyle
Upon which Harsch, next morning, has to beat the chamade, and surrender Prisoner of War.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XV. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Second Silesian War, Important Episode In The General European One--15th Aug. 1744-25th Dec. 1745" by Thomas Carlyle
He had gone through all his money, and had now only the farm of La Chamade left.
"A Zola Dictionary" by J. G. Patterson
Associated Words: reveille, rappel, chamade, ruff, tattoo, ruffle, roll, rataplan, drummer, drumhead, drumstick.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming