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"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-)
(Definition of drum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"drum" in Business English

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drumnoun [C]

uk   us   /drʌm/
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)
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“drum” in British English

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