from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person who leads a marching band or drum corps, often twirling a baton.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who conducts and commands a marching band.

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

  • noun the leader of a marching band or drum corps


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