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One that supports a cause, especially vehemently.

drum′beat′ing n.


a person who strongly supports a cause publicly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drumbeater - a fervent and even militant proponent of something
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
bigot - a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
doctrinaire, dogmatist - a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions
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As a result one of eunuchs identified as Sana and drumbeater Ibrahim were killed on the spot while Mukhtiar, Rafiq and Qamar were injured.
He said that opposition leader Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan made fun of the house by calling honourable members drumbeater.
Local permit-holder Bernard Scriven sent out his first winner for over five years when Drumbeater, partnered by Mark Quinlan, stayed on strongly to thwart Jewellery in the 3m1/2f handicap hurdle.
Since her star-making turn in Titanic 13 years ago, Kate has always gone to great pains to distance herself from other actresses, even going so far as to call herself "a very vocal drumbeater for normal women".
Earlier in the afternoon, Philip Hobbs' DRUMBEATER can give a good account at decent odds in the Betfredcasino Handicap Hurdle (2.
Provided he's none the worse for that tumble and with the stable flying Drumbeater should give a real good account of himself.
Tell someone you love them, and those drumbeater parts are instinctively engaged.
Drumbeater, successful in four of his last five starts, has to be respected off his low weight, but only scraped home at Chepstow last time and may be found out in this higher grade.
Drumbeater continued his progress with an easy victory under Richard Johnson in the jmc.
Drumbeater continued his progress with a four-length verdict over Miss Russell's Caesar's Palace under Richard Johnson in the jmc.
Drumbeater is sent a long way from Philip Hobbs' Somerset yard to Perth but should take the Parks Renault Novices' Handicap Hurdle (715).
United States is the leading drumbeater for the current approach: The