Definition for CHA-MADE'

CHA-MADE', n. [Fr. from It. chiamata, a calling; chiamare, to call; L. clamo; Sp. llamada; Port. chamada, from chamar, to call. See Claim.]

In war, the beat of a drum or sound of a trumpet, inviting an enemy to a parley; as for making a proposition for a truce, or for a capitulation. Encyc.

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