Drum"fish` (?), n. Zool.
any fish of the family Sciaenidae, which makes a loud noise by means of its air bladder; -- called also drum.
⇒ The common drumfish (Pogonias chromis) is a large species, common south of New Jersey. The southern red drum or red horse (Sciaena ocellata), and the fresh-water drum or croaker (Aplodionotus grunniens), are related species.
© Webster 1913.