Meaning of “drummer” in the English Dictionary

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"drummer" in British English

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drummernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdrʌm.ər/ us /ˈdrʌm.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • A singer understands his, a violinist, flutist or drummer knows his, but not a pianist. 
  • And this time she was made to enrol herself as a drummer in the corps. 
  • Our own drummers couldn't beat better. 
  • The latter had a band of musicians with him consisting of six trumpeters and four drummers, who performed very well. 
  • There were two young men, drummers, evidently, who nodded to Hardy, and seemed very much at home. 

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

"drummer" in American English

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drummernoun [ C ]

us /ˈdrʌm·ər/

a musician who plays a drum

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