from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A signal sounded on a drum or trumpet inviting a parley.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A signal made for a parley by beat of a drum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Milit., the beat of a drum or sound of a trumpet inviting an enemy to a parley.
From French chamade, from Portuguese chamada, from chamar, from Latin clamare. (Wiktionary)