from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who plays a drum, as in a band.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who plays the drums.
- n. travelling salesman
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One whose office is to best the drum, as in military exercises and marching.
- n. One who solicits custom; a commercial traveler.
- n. A fish that makes a sound when caught.
- n. The squeteague.
- n. A California sculpin.
- n. A large West Indian cockroach (Blatta gigantea) which drums on woodwork, as a sexual call.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who plays the drum; especially, one who beats time on the drum for military exercises and marching.
- n. One who solicits custom; a traveling salesman; a commercial traveler.
- n. A local name of a large West Indian cockroach, Blatta gigantea, which, in old frame houses, makes a noise at night, by knocking its head against the wood. The sound very much resembles a smart knocking with the knuckle upon the wainscoting.
- n. A horse that beats the air by throwing its fore legs out irregularly as it goes.
- n. Same as drum, 11.
- n. A local English name for a rabbit: so called on account of its habit of beating or drumming upon the earth with the hind feet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who plays a drum
drum (the instrument) + -er (Wiktionary)