Definition of Drummer

1. Noun. Someone who plays a drum.

Generic synonyms: Percussionist
Specialized synonyms: Timpanist, Tympanist
Specialized synonyms: Richard Starkey, Ringo Starr, Starkey, Starr
Derivative terms: Drum, Drum

Definition of Drummer

1. n. One whose office is to best the drum, as in military exercises and marching.

Definition of Drummer

1. Noun. (music) One who plays the drums. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) travelling salesman ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drummer

1. one that drums [n -S] - See also: drums

Medical Definition of Drummer

1. 1. One whose office is to best the drum, as in military exercises and marching. 2. One who solicits custom; a commercial traveler. 3. A fish that makes a sound when caught; as: The squeteague. A California sculpin. 4. A large West Indian cockroach (Blatta gigantea) which drums on woodwork, as a sexual call. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drummer

drumhead
drumhead court-martial
drumheads
drumkit
drumkits
drumless
drumlier
drumliest
drumlike
drumlin
drumline
drumlines
drumlins
drumly
drummed
drummerless
drummers
drummette
drummettes
drumming
drummingly
drummock
drummocks
drummond light
drumroll
drumrolls
drums
drumset
drumsets

Literary usage of Drummer

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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1863)
"To fill the drummer's place ; Thus young his daily bread to earn, ... To sound of drum and fife, And well the "drummer-boy" essayed 'Twas many a weary march ..."

2. The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the War of the Rebellion by Richard Miller Devens (1866)
"Bob, the Spunky drummer Boy. The battle of Fredericksburg was attended by many ... Bob, the drummer Bo; The hazardous work of laying the pontoon bridges was ..."

3. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William B. Dana (1854)
"The reader must not mistake the graduated "drummer "for an ordinary «tamp of clay, although much diversity exists in peculiarity of disposition and habits. ..."

4. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1908)
"When Burnside called for volunteers to make the other bank, The Rappahanock drummer-Boy was first to leave the rank: And while a cheer for Hendershot went ..."

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