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drum·mer

 (drŭm′ər)
n.
1. One who plays a drum, as in a band.
2. A traveling salesperson.

drummer

(ˈdrʌmə)
n
1. (Instruments) a person who plays a drum or set of drums
2. (Professions) chiefly US a salesman, esp a travelling salesman
3. (Agriculture) slang Austral and NZ the slowest shearer in a team

drum•mer

(ˈdrʌm ər)

n.
1. a person who plays a drum.
2. a commercial traveler or traveling sales representative.
[1565–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drummer - someone who plays a drumdrummer - someone who plays a drum    
percussionist - a musician who plays percussion instruments
timpanist, tympanist - a person who plays the kettledrums
Translations
طَبّالطَبَّال
bubeník
trommeslager
kauppamatkustajarumpali
bubnjar
dobos
trymbill
ドラマー
드러머
bobnar
trummis
คนตีกลอง
người đánh trống

drummer

[ˈdrʌməʳ] N (in military band etc) → tambor m; (in jazz/pop group) → batería mf

drummer

[ˈdrʌmər] n (gen)joueur/euse m/f de tambour, tambour m; (in rock band, in jazz band)batteur/euse m/fdrum roll nroulement m de tambourdrum set nbatterie f

drummer

n
(in orchestra) → Trommelschläger(in) m(f); (in band, pop group) → Schlagzeuger(in) m(f); (Mil, in parade etc) → Trommler(in) m(f)
(US inf) → Vertreter(in) m(f)

drummer

[ˈdrʌməʳ] n (in military band) → tamburo; (in jazz band, pop group) → batterista m/f

drum

(dram) noun
1. a musical instrument constructed of skin etc stretched on a round frame and beaten with a stick. He plays the drums.
2. something shaped like a drum, especially a container. an oil-drum.
3. an eardrum.
verbpast tense, past participle drummed
1. to beat a drum.
2. to tap continuously especially with the fingers. Stop drumming (your fingers) on the table!
3. to make a sound like someone beating a drum. The rain drummed on the metal roof.
ˈdrummer noun
a person who plays the drums.
ˈdrumstick noun
1. a stick used for beating a drum.
2. the lower part of the leg of a cooked chicken etc.
drum in/into
to force someone to remember (something) by repeating it constantly. You never remember anything unless I drum it in/into you.

drummer

طَبَّال bubeník trommeslager Trommler ντράμερ batería, baterista rumpali batteur bubnjar batterista ドラマー 드러머 drummer trommeslager dobosz baterista барабанщик trummis คนตีกลอง davulcu người đánh trống 鼓手
References in classic literature ?
The skins of innumerable sheep seemed to be resounding to the blows of an army of drummers.
As the din of the drum rose to almost deafening volume Kerchak sprang into the open space between the squatting males and the drummers.
On hearing this Trifaldin bent the knee to the ground, and making a sign to the fifer and drummers to strike up, he turned and marched out of the garden to the same notes and at the same pace as when he entered, leaving them all amazed at his bearing and solemnity.
We may imagine Governor Shirley and General Pepperell riding slowly along the line, while the drummers beat strange old tunes, like psalm-tunes, and all the officers and soldiers put on their most warlike looks.
Behind the bowmen strode two trumpeters blowing upon nakirs, and two drummers in parti-colored clothes.
On the morning of the fourth day a judgement overtook that drummer.
The orchestra played negro melodies and a versatile drummer pounded, whacked, clattered and scratched on a dozen machines to make noise.
An angry drummer, because they rob me of thy Yea and Amen
A drummer, their leader, turned round facing the singers, and flourishing his arm, began a long-drawn-out soldiers' song, commencing with the words: "Morning dawned, the sun was rising," and concluding: "On then, brothers, on to glory, led by Father Kamenski.
The little Snow children did very well, and Lieutenant Jack Dove was fine to see; so was Drummer Frank, the errand-boy of the house, as he rub-a-dub-dubbed with all his heart and drumsticks.
I believe it would be better justice to order the drummer to pay you a visit, fellow.
Instantly Madame Defarge's knife was in her girdle; the drum was beating in the streets, as if it and a drummer had flown together by magic; and The Vengeance, uttering terrific shrieks, and flinging her arms about her head like all the forty Furies at once, was tearing from house to house, rousing the women.