Tattoo

Noun

  • A military display or pageant.
  • A signal by drum or bugle ordering soldiers to return to their quarters.
  • A method of decorating the skin by inserting colored substances under the surface. The skin is punctured with a sharp instrument, which now is usually a solenoid-driven needle, that carries the inks to lower layers of the skin.
  • (nautical) A signal played five minutes before taps (lights out).
  • A breed of pony from India; a pony of that breed.
  • An image made in the skin with ink and a needle.

Verb

  • To apply a tattoo to (someone or something).
  • (baseball) To hit the ball hard, as if to figuratively leave a tattoo on the ball.

    "Jones tattoos one into the gap in left; that will clear the bases."

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