Drum"mer (?), n.


One whose office is to beat the drum, as in military exercises and marching.


One who solicits custom; a commercial traveler.

[Colloq. U.S.]


3. Zool.

A fish that makes a sound when caught; as:

  1. The squeteague.
  2. A California sculpin.

4. Zool.

A large West Indian cockroach (Blatta gigantea) which drums on woodwork, as a sexual call.


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