Definitions

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  • n. A musician who plays the kettledrum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who plays on a kettledrum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who beats the kettledrum.

Etymologies

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kettledrum +‎ -er

Examples

  • Last night I did some conversion work on a Suren 30mm cuirassier trumpeter and turned him into a kettledrummer, sort of like the one pictured above.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Tonight, I will prime the kettledrummer and then start the painting process later in the week.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • The first picture shows the Suren Prussian cuirassier trumpeter painted as a kettledrummer and as a cuirassier trumpeter.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • I finished up a couple of squadrons of 30mm Suren SYW Prussian cuirassiers last night, including the trumpeters and the kettledrummer mention in my previous posting.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • For the kettledrums, I used the drums that come with the Foundry Prussian kettledrummer and merely drilled a hole into the each side of the neck on the horse.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • The kettledrummer of that day had a peculiar habit of breaking in before the rest of the orchestra.

    Musical Memories

  • One is headed "Anectod," and runs: "At a grand concert, as the director was about to begin the first number, the kettledrummer called loudly to him, asking him to wait a moment, because his two drums were not in tune.

    Joseph Haydn

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