|Origin:||Probably from Dutch trom|
a musical instrument made of skin stretched over a circular frame, played by hitting it with your hand or a stick:
a big bass drum
1000 people marched, beating drums and carrying flags.
Trumpeter Red Rodney was playing with Kenny Clarke on drums (=playing the drums).
Jones played the drums in an all-girl band.
a large round container for storing liquids such as oil, chemicals etc:
a 5 gallon oil drum
something that looks like a drum, especially part of a machine:
a brake drum
to speak eagerly in support of someone or something:
The company is banging the drum for their new software.
a sound like the sound a drum makes:
the drum of the rain on the window