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English definition of “snare drum”

snare drum

noun [C] uk   us  
a small drum with twisted wires stretched across the bottom that shake against it when it is hit
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(Definition of snare drum from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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