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See also: Drummer
drummer (plural drummers)
- (music) One who plays the drums.
- (obsolete) travelling salesman
- You know what life on the road is like — these poor salesmen when they don't sell some big account they been counting on why they go into one terrible slump they set there in the hotel room brooding over it and after a while they go out and meet some other drummer down in the lobby and start chewing the rag about all their troubles and then they get feeling so sorry they go across the street and commence drinking beer and about three hours later they come back to the room and write the house one of these here letters how rotten the product is.
- A drumstick (the lower part of a chicken or turkey leg).
- Any of various fish of the family Kyphosidae which make a drumming sound.
- 1983, The Fisherman Who Laughed, page 67:
- Bullock's liver will catch drummer.
one who plays the drums
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A 'drummer' is the term usually used for contemporary or popular musicians, where classical musicians will typically be called 'percussionist'.
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