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DRUMMER. A jockey term for a horse that throws about
his fore legs irregularly: the idea is taken from a kettle
drummer, who in beating makes many flourishes with
his drumsticks.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)



Drum"mer (?), n. 1. One whose office is to best the drum, as in military exercises and marching.

2. One who solicits custom; a commercial traveler. [Colloq. U.S.] Bartlett.

3. (Zoöl.) A fish that makes a sound when caught; as: (a) The squeteague. (b) A California sculpin.

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

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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