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tucket

[tuhk-it] /ˈtʌk ɪt/
noun
1.
a trumpet fanfare.
Origin of tucket
1585-1595
1585-95; tuck4 + -et
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  • A tucket of trumpets sounded, silvery and thin through the cold grey air: a page came running with his sallete-helmet.

    The Fifth Queen Ford Madox Ford
  • tucket led them to a thicket about two miles from camp, where they halted.

    The Drummer Boy John Trowbridge
  • "The sight of old Buckley coming with his dog would be better than a surgeon, to cure that wound," said tucket.

    The Drummer Boy John Trowbridge
  • And tucket drew down his face with an expression of incorruptible innocence.

    The Drummer Boy John Trowbridge
  • "So it was you that played the gobbler, tucket," said the captain.

    The Drummer Boy John Trowbridge
  • tucket and Ellis did not play; and the game was between Frank and Harris.

    The Drummer Boy John Trowbridge
  • When the head of the column reached the edge of the gloomy forest a tucket sounded and the soldiers came to a halt.

    The Winning of the Golden Spurs Percy F. Westerman
  • "Thank ye, boy," said tucket; indulging him in the ludicrous notion that he was helping his friends.

    The Drummer Boy John Trowbridge
  • And while the tucket was sounding, Bennet moved close to the bewildered parson, and whispered violently in his ear.

    The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for tucket

tucket

/ˈtʌkɪt/
noun
1.
(archaic) a flourish on a trumpet
Word Origin
C16: from Old Northern French toquer to sound (on a drum)
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