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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man who leads a marching band or drum corps, often twirling a baton.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who conducts and commands a marching band.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The chief or first drummer of a regiment; an instructor of drummers.
  • The marching leader of a military band.
  • A noisy gathering. [R.] See under Drum, n., 4.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The chief or first drummer of a regiment.
  • n. One who directs the evolutions of a band or drum-corps in marching.
  • n. A riotous evening assembly. See drum, 9.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the leader of a marching band or drum corps

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