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Definitions of drum:
  • noun:   small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise
  • noun:   a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretch across each end
  • noun:   a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids
  • noun:   the sound of a drum
    Example: "He could hear the drums before he heard the fifes"
  • noun:   a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes
  • noun:   a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
  • verb:   make a rhythmic sound
    Example: "Rain drummed against the windshield"
  • verb:   play a percussion instrument
  • verb:   study intensively, as before an exam
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 50000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #6923)

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