Definition of drummer in English:


Line breaks: drum|mer
Pronunciation: /ˈdrʌmə


  • 1A person who plays a drum or drums.
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    • The studios have pianists and sometimes drummers or other musicians who improvise as the dancers dance.
    • They reached their instruments and the drummer gave a drum roll to signify that they were ready.
    • Each Scottish regiment also has pipers and drummers but these pipe bands are made up of combat soldiers, and are less formal than brass bands.
  • 2 informal , chiefly US A travelling sales representative: a drummer in electronic software
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    • Her sumptuous meals caused drummers to arrange their schedules so they could stay at Miss Cora's.
    • Their meeting in the cars is entirely fitting because Drouet is a creation of the city and the train, a traveling drummer for a leading Chicago dry-goods house.
  • 3 (also silver drummer) A deep-bodied marine fish with dark longitudinal stripes, found in shallow coastal waters of Australia.
    • Kyphosus sydneyanus, family Kyphosidae
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    • Other fish on the go are pan-size bream, luderick and drummers.
  • 4British informal , • dated A thief or burglar.

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