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Dictionary definition for: Drum

1. (n) a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretch across each end

2. (v) make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield" "The drums beat all night"

3. (n) the sound of a drum; "he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes"

4. (v) play a percussion instrument

5. (n) a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends

6. (v) study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"

7. (n) a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids

8. (n) a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes

9. (n) small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise

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