drummer

Part of speech: noun

One who drums.

Part of speech: noun

A traveling salesman.

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Usage examples "drummer":

  1. For the purpose of finding his prospects, I had some of his friends interviewed, and managed to learn that the friend on whom Maroney principally relied to furnish bail, was one whom he had met in the South when he was a drummer, but who had now become a partner in the house. - "The Expressman and the Detective", Allan Pinkerton.
  2. Say, I came down here to enlist as drummer, so I could get a stand- in with the army fellows, and, what do you think, they wouldn't enlist me! - "Boy Scouts in Mexico; or On Guard with Uncle Sam", G. Harvey Ralphson.
  3. Suddenly, however, it seemed to occur to him that the carpenter was right, and he ordered the drummer to beat to quarters, that the guns might be run into their places, and the ship righted. - "The Loss of the Royal George", W.H.G. Kingston.