What does the word drum mean?

Usage examples for drum

  1. " Ah, well, my child, when you get strong enough to handle the drum- sticks, we may find better work for you. – Stories of Many Lands by Grace Greenwood
  2. The instant the first explosion had sounded, the drum- beat had faltered. – The Lost Warship by Robert Moore Williams
  3. No; he asked me once if I had ever heard the Drum. – The Indian Drum by William MacHarg Edwin Balmer