A percussion instrument sounded by being struck with sticks or the hands, typically cylindrical, barrel-shaped, or bowl-shaped, with a taut membrane over one or both ends
A long, narrow hill, especially one separating two parallel valleys
A fish that makes a drumming sound by vibrating its swim bladder, found mainly in estuarine and shallow coastal waters
the steady drum of raindrops
An act of making (and consuming) tea or a light meal.
A line used for catching drum fish, typically long and using multiple hooks and lead sinkers.
A man who plays a drum or drums.
Anatomy and Zoology the bony ring to which the tympanic membrane is attached; compare tympanic ring.
A salt cellar in the form of an open-topped cylinder with a lid, both of which are typically heavily ornamented.
A saw in the form of a cylinder with a ring of teeth at one end, which is rotated to cut rounded pieces such as staves; also called barrel saw, tub saw.
The European bittern, Botaurus stellaris. Later also (US): the American bittern, B. lentiginosus.
A drum having an earthenware body in the form of a pot.
A bronze-coloured drum fish, Sciaenops ocellatus, found in the western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, and having a black spot or spots near the caudal fin.
A large drum of indefinite low pitch
A set of drums, cymbals, and other percussion instruments, used with drumsticks in jazz and popular music. The most basic components are a foot-operated bass drum, a snare drum, a suspended cymbal, and one or more tom-toms
An electronic device with one or more flat pads which imitate the sounds of a drum kit when struck
A rapid succession of beats sounded on a drum, often used to introduce an announcement or event
A bass drum played using a pedal
A metal drum used for transporting oil
A small drum in the form of a short cylinder with a membrane at each end, the upper one being struck with hard sticks and the lower one often fitted with rattling cords or wires (snares)
A drum beaten as a summons or an accompaniment to battle
A person who beats a drum.
A drum solo; (now also) a sampled section of a rhythm track.
A camera in which the film is held on the surface of a rotating drum.
A group of North American Indian drummers who sit in a circle and beat a single drum using drum beaters.
A clock in which the mechanism is enclosed in a cylindrical case.
A division or unit of an army who march and play drums, especially as part of ceremonial duties.
An industrial process in which a substance to be dried or dehydrated is pumped as slurry or solid fragments over a heated revolving drum, the dried material afterwards being scraped off.
Having a head in the form of or resembling a drum; (figurative) empty-headed, foolish.
A data storage device consisting of a rotating cylinder with a magnetizable outer surface on which the data can be stored; (as a mass noun) storage capacity or facilities of this type.
An elevated platform on a stage for a drum kit and a drummer.
A sieve in the form of a disc of fine mesh or similar material enclosed within a cylindrical frame.
A stave shaped so that it may form part of a drum or other cylindrical vessel.
A drum-shaped stool.
Very taut or tight; compare (as) tight as a drum.
A kind of tower, particularly associated with east and south-east Asia, housing a drum which is sounded to raise the alarm or to mark the hour of the day.
A track along which a drum-shaped object moves.
A rotating cylindrical component of a piece of mechanical apparatus.
(Of an armature) having a drum winding; (of a dynamo, motor, etc.) having an armature of this type.
A revolving drum in a piece of machinery which consists of, or serves as a mounting for, a frame (now rare).
Psychol. a revolving device on which items to be learned are successively presented; also in extended use.
A scanning device, first used in early television transmitters and receivers, consisting of a rotating drum having its curved surface covered with a number of equally spaced plane mirrors, the number of mirrors determining the number of scanning lines in the picture.
A large drum played at a parade.
A pulley in the form of a drum, especially for driving a conveyor belt.
A young or small drum (fish); especially a young red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus.
A type of drum carried on a saddle.
A broad, very short cylinder attached to a wheel, against which the brake shoes press in a drum brake
A type of vehicle brake in which brake shoes press against the inside of a drum on the wheel
A non-commissioned officer commanding the drummers of a regimental band
A percussion instrument originating in Trinidad, made out of an oil drum with one end beaten down and divided by grooves into sections to give different notes