Drummer Drum"mer, n. 1. One whose office is to best the drum, as in military exercises and marching. [1913 Webster]

2. One who solicits custom; a commercial traveler. [Colloq. U.S.] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A fish that makes a sound when caught; as: (a) The squeteague. (b) A California sculpin. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) A large West Indian cockroach ({Blatta gigantea}) which drums on woodwork, as a sexual call. [1913 Webster]

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