Meaning of “drum” in the English Dictionary

"drum" in British English

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drumnoun [ C ]

uk /drʌm/ us /drʌm/

drumverb [ I or T ]

uk /drʌm/ us /drʌm/ -mm-

(Definition of “drum” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"drum" in American English

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drumnoun [ C ]

us /drʌm/

drum noun [ C ] (INSTRUMENT)

a musical instrument, usually with a skin stretched over the end of a hollow tube or bowl, played by hitting with the hand or a stick

drum noun [ C ] (CONTAINER)

a large, cylindrical container usually used for storing liquids:

an oil drum

drumverb [ I ]

us /drʌm/ -mm-

drum verb [ I ] (INSTRUMENT)

to make a rhythmic sound by hitting repeatedly:

The rain drummed on the tin roof.

(Definition of “drum” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"drum" in Business English

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drumnoun [ C ]

uk /drʌm/ us

TRANSPORT a large container used for storing liquids such as oil and chemicals:

3000 drums of lethal chemicals have been dumped in the sea.
He will collect 60 to 70 pounds of honey from his 1,500 hives and sell it in 55-gallon drums.

(Definition of “drum” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)