Definitions

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

  • noun Music One who plays the trumpet.
  • noun One who announces something, as a herald.
  • noun Any of several mostly ground-dwelling birds of the genus Psophia of tropical South America, having a loud resonant call.
  • noun The trumpeter swan.
  • noun Any of several breeds of domestic pigeon having a shell-shaped crest, heavily feathered feet, and a loud call.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Tasmania, Latris forsteri, a flsh belonging to the family Cirritidæ.
  • noun One who sounds a trumpet.
  • noun One who proclaims or publishes.
  • noun A breed of domestic pigeons, so called from the peculiarity of their cooing. There are several color-varieties.
  • noun A South American bird of the genus Psophia or family Psophiidæ.
  • noun The trumpeter-swan, Olor buccinator, the largest swan of North America, distinguished from the common swan, or whistler, by having no yellow spot on the bill, which is also differently shaped, the nostrils occupying a different relative position, as well as by its notably larger size.
  • noun A large food-fish of New Zealand and Australian waters, Latris hecateia, belonging to the family Cirritidæ, and attaining a weight of about 60 pounds.

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

  • noun One who sounds a trumpet.
  • noun One who proclaims, publishes, or denounces.
  • noun Any one of several species of long-legged South American birds of the genus Psophia, especially Psophia crepitans, which is abundant, and often domesticated and kept with other poultry by the natives. They are allied to the cranes. So called from their loud cry. Called also agami, and yakamik.
  • noun A variety of the domestic pigeon.
  • noun An American swan (Olor buccinator) which has a very loud note.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A large edible fish (Latris hecateia) of the family Cirrhitidæ, native of Tasmania and New Zealand. It sometimes weighs as much as fifty or sixty pounds, and is highly esteemed as a food fish.

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

  • noun A person who plays the trumpet.
  • noun Any of three species of bird in the family Psophiidae from South America named for the trumpeting threat call of the males.
  • noun Any of a number of breeds of domestic fancy pigeon in the family Columbidae (originally bred for their peculiar gurgling voice, a prolonged coo called "trumpeting" or "drumming").
  • noun figuratively One who proclaims, publishes, or denounces.
  • noun An American swan (Olor buccinator) with a very loud note.
  • noun A large edible fish (Latris hecateia) of the family Cirrhitidae, native to Tasmania and New Zealand.

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

  • noun large pure white wild swan of western North America having a sonorous cry
  • noun (formal) a person who announces important news
  • noun a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet
  • noun large gregarious crane-like bird of the forests of South America having glossy black plumage and a loud prolonged cry; easily domesticated

Etymologies

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From trumpet +‎ -er.

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