sick call

noun
the daily military formation at which individuals report to the medical officer as sick
Syn: ↑sick parade
Hypernyms: ↑military formation

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noun
1.
a. : a usually daily formation at which individuals report as sick to the medical officer

the attendance at sick call would vary — T.O.Heggen

missed our duty formation and I thought I would cover up by going on sick call — Joseph Grant

b. : the period during which sick call is held
2. : a visit (as by clergyman or physician) to a sick person

the doctor on his round of sick calls

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Mil.
1. a daily formation for those requiring medical attention.
2. the period during which this formation is held.
[1830-40]

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sick call,
1. a summons, such as to a doctor or clergyman, to visit a sick person.
2. Military. a) a call sounded, as by a bugle or trumpet, as a signal to those who are sick to report to the hospital or medical officer. b) the assembling of those who are sick in answer to this call.

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n.
1) a visit to a sick person, typically one made by a doctor or priest
2) Military a summons for those reporting sick to attend for treatment

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • sick call — n a scheduled time at which individuals (as soldiers) may report as sick to a medical officer …   Medical dictionary

  • sick call — sick′ call n. 1) a military formation for those requiring medical attention 2) the period during which this formation is held • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • sick call — n. Mil. 1. a daily formation made up of personnel who wish to receive medical attention 2. a signal for or the time of such a formation …   English World dictionary

  • Sick Call — In US Military parlance, a Sick Call is a daily lineup of military personnel requiring medical attention. [http://www.answers.com/topic/sick call] .As a record of treatment provided to personnel at Sick Call , one or more of the attending medical …   Wikipedia

  • sick call — n. (mil.) to go on sick call * * * (mil.) to go on sick call …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sick call — noun Date: 1836 a scheduled time at which individuals (as soldiers) may report as sick to the medical officer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sick call — Mil. 1. a daily formation for those requiring medical attention. 2. the period during which this formation is held. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • sick call — noun A daily lineup of military personnel requiring medical attention …   Wiktionary

  • sick call — military lineup where soldiers announce that they are feeling ill …   English contemporary dictionary

  • call — I n. appeal summons 1) to issue a call for (the government issued a call to the populace for voluntary contributions) 2) to answer, heed, respond to a call (to answer the call of duty) 3) a clarion call 4) a curtain call (the actor had five… …   Combinatory dictionary


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