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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The Beatles track was the first to feature new drummer Simon Smith.
▪ Guitarist Parks was replaced by keyboard player Steve Gurl, while yet another new drummer was recruited-Andy Ebsworth.
▪ The others, including the new drummer, had come to pick Keith up for a practice while I was there.
▪ But he had always had a wish to join the Army, and at sixteen he enlisted as a drummer boy.
▪ But Perot marches to his own drummer.
▪ Guitarist Parks was replaced by keyboard player Steve Gurl, while yet another new drummer was recruited-Andy Ebsworth.
▪ Pete La Roca Sims demonstrated what it took, years ago, to be a great drummer, which he was.
▪ She did considerable freelance work while establishing her trio, eventually playing regularly with drummer Steve Davis and several excellent bassists.
▪ The three other blokes are Noel, a guitarist, Mike, a bassist and Fergal, a drummer.
▪ The tiny drummer Zachary is 11, singer Taylor is 13 and guitarist Isaac is 16.
▪ Voice over Fire Noise was formed a year ago; a few jugglers and drummers got together.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Ruffed \Ruffed\, a. Furnished with a ruff.

Ruffed grouse (Zo["o]l.), a North American grouse ( Bonasa umbellus) common in the wooded districts of the Northern United States. The male has a ruff of brown or black feathers on each side of the neck, and is noted for the loud drumming sound he makes during the breeding season. Called also tippet grouse, partridge, birch partridge, pheasant, drummer, and white-flesher.

ruffed lemur (Zo["o]l.), a species of lemur ( lemur varius) having a conspicuous ruff on the sides of the head. Its color is varied with black and white. Called also ruffed maucaco.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1570s, agent noun from drum (v.).


n. 1 (context music English) One who plays the drums. 2 (context obsolete English) travelling salesman


n. someone who plays a drum


A drummer is a musician who plays drums, which includes a drum kit ("drum set" or "trap set", including cymbals) and accessory-based hardware which includes an assortment of pedals and standing support mechanisms, marching percussion or any musical instrument that is struck within the context of a wide assortment of musical genres. The term percussionist applies to a musician who performs struck musical instruments of numerous diverse shapes, sizes and applications. Most contemporary western ensembles bands for rock, pop, jazz, R&B etc. include a drummer for purposes including timekeeping. Most drummers of this particular designation work within the context of a larger contingent (aka rhythm section) that may also include, keyboard (a percussion instrument) or guitar, auxiliary percussion (often of non western origin) and bass (bass viol or electric). Said ensembles may also include melodic based mallet percussion including: vibraphone, marimba or xylophone. The rhythm section, being the core metronomic foundation with which other melodic instruments, including voices, may present the harmonic/melodic portion of the material.

First and foremost, a drummer is a musician that performs music on the multi-percussion instrument known as the drum set, which usually consists of a bass drum (with pedal), a floor tom, tom-toms, a snare drum, hi-hats, a ride cymbal, and a crash cymbal.

In popular music, the primary function of the drummer is to "keep time" or provide a steady tempo and rhythmic foundation. However, in other musical styles, such as world, jazz, classical, and electronica, the function of a drummer is often shifted from "time keeper" to soloist, whereby the main melody becomes the rhythmic development generated by the drummer or percussionist.

There are many tools that a drummer can use for either timekeeping or soloing. These include cymbals (china, crash, ride, splash, hi-hats, etc.), snare, toms, auxiliary percussion (bells, Latin drums, cowbells, temple blocks) and many others. Also there are single, double, and triple bass pedals for the bass drum.

Drummer (band)

Drummer is an indie rock band from Akron, Ohio. The band was founded by The Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney who plays bass guitar. All the members of the band are drummers in other groups from Ohio.

Drummer (disambiguation)

Drummer may refer to

  • drummer, a musician
  • a travelling salesman, one who "drums up" business
  • Drummer, a private in the Corps of Drums in the British Army
  • drummer (soil)
  • Drummer (band), an indie rock band
  • Drummer (comics), a character in the Planetary series
  • Drummer (magazine), a gay male leather magazine
  • Drummer (cockroach), a species of cockroach, Blaberus discoidalis
Drummer (soil)

The Drummer soil series is the state soil of Illinois.

It was established in Ford County, Illinois, in 1929. Drummer Soil was named for Drummer Creek in Drummer Township. It consists of very deep, poorly drained soils that formed in 40 to of loess or other silty material and in the underlying stratified, loamy glacial drift. These soils formed under prairie vegetation.

Drummer soil is the most abundant and extensive soil in Illinois. It occurs over more than in the state. It is the most productive soil in the state. Corn and soybeans are the principal crops grown in Drummer soil.

The average annual precipitation in areas of Drummer soil ranges from 32 to . The average annual air temperature ranges from 48 to .

Drummer is a fine-silty, mixed, superactive, mesic Typic Endoaquoll. This taxonomic classification is characteristic of the wet, dark-colored, prairie-derived soils of Illinois.

Drummer (military)

A Drummer was responsible for the drums in the army for use on the battlefield.

Until well into the 19th century, western armies recruited young boys to act as drummers. The drums were an important part of the battlefield communications system, with various drum rolls used to signal different commands from officers to troops. Although there were usually official age limits, these were often ignored; the youngest boys were sometimes treated as mascots by the adult soldiers. The life of a drummer boy appeared rather glamorous and as a result, boys would sometimes run away from home to enlist. Other boys may have been the sons or orphans of soldiers serving in the same unit. The image of a small child in the midst of battle was seen as deeply poignant by 19th-century artists, and idealised boy drummers were frequently depicted in paintings, sculpture and poetry.

Drummer (magazine)

Drummer was an American magazine targeted at gay men with an interest in the leather subculture founded by John H. Embry and Jeanne Barney in Los Angeles, 1975. Because of police harassment, the magazine moved to San Francisco in 1977, with Jack Fritscher as new editor-in-chief (1977–1979). The last number of the magazine, issue 214, was published in April 1999.

Drummer was the most successful of the American leather magazines and was also sold overseas. The publication had a major impact of spreading gay leather as a lifestyle and masculinity as a gay ideal. The magazine was originally focused on quality writings about leather but gradually changed into more of a photo magazine. Among the published writers and artists were Phil Andros, Tim Barrus, Scott Masters, Tom of Finland, Robert Opel, Fred Halsted, David Hurles, Rex (artist), British artist Bill Ward (1927–1996) and Larry Townsend. It featured comic strips starring buff gay secret agent Harry Chess by Al Shapiro (under the name "A. Jay"). The photographer Robert Mapplethorpe contributed a photograph for the cover of issue 24, September 1978.

The magazine arranged yearly International Mr. Drummer contests in San Francisco, 1981–1999 (ca).

Usage examples of "drummer".

Ken Weaver, the drummer with the Fugs, sent Miles a copy of their first album, The Village Fugs, from New York.

Whereas now, a drummer just sets up for a whole album, he keeps the same sound for his whole career!

There was no drummer on the Biter, no soldiers, no one at all to beat to quarters or inst il a fearful discipline in the crew, while Jem Taylor, boatswain, had an altogether lighter touch than Bentley thought was necessary in that office.

In the room the bongo drummer went screaming through the wall of flame.

Within that mass somewhere were drummers, for we could all hear the brum, brum, brum which set the pace of the bones.

Her eyes occasionally meet those of Chugger, the muscular drummer, and the both of them smile in secret simpatico, so comfortable in the rhythm section, unenvious of the melody spinners.

Practice is canceled because Chugger, the drummer, has to work late at his day job knitting baby booties.

From there he made his own judgments, and after some time had passed- it was impossible to know how long- his tunnel dovetailed with another that was carrying a stream of Drummers downward toward the floor of the ocean.

When the Generalissima was finished, very high piping music could be heard as the mouse pipers played their bagpipes and the drummers beat their drums.

Bentley drew up outside the Three Drummers and deposited Val Gyrth and Campion at the centre door.

The 95th did not employ drummer boys, but he doubted Jem Hocking understood that.

Kabin to Ikat, nodded as he listened to U-Sarget, from time to time looking round at his drummers to make sure that they too had understood the patron.

II Young Hodge the Drummer never knew - Fresh from his Wessex home - The meaning of the broad Karoo, The Bush, the dusty loam, And why uprose to nightly view Strange stars amid the gloam.

Well, Boris was already here because he is supposed to practise his violin during G and T, but the other band members - Felix, the drummer with the goatee, tall Paul the keyboardist and Trevor the guitar-player - all cut class to set up in the G and T classroom and play me a song Michael wrote just for me.

When the bridge came to an end the drummer and keyboardist backed down, settling their pitch.