from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An order or telephone call summoning a military unit, the police, or an emergency crew to a specified place.
  • noun A distinct area of text separated from the main text of a document to emphasize items of noteworthy attention.
  • noun An item, as in a list, included in such an area or otherwise identified as noteworthy.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of call out.
  • noun A caption or label

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  • noun a challenge to a fight or duel


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  • Also, a quote pulled out of the text and graphically enhanced to draw the reader's attention to it. A pull quote.

    November 13, 2009