And "Frankie, dear, would you mind beating that drum out of doors; it makes my head ache to have it so near."
He gave orders that, after his death, they should make a drum out of his skin.
From time to time I would leave my playthings and climb up to drum out whatever came into my head.
You mean that we should have plenty of fun—and, in fact, drum out the rights of woman.
The ryots co-operate to drum out monkeys or birds that destroy their crops.
The Dom went his way and cut down a tree and made a drum out of the wood, and went about playing on the drum and begging.
1540s, probably from Middle Dutch tromme "drum," common Germanic (cf. German Trommel, Danish tromme, Swedish trumma), probably of imitative origin. Not common before 1570s. Slightly older, and more common at first, was drumslade, apparently from Dutch or Low German trommelslag. Machinery sense attested from 1740, from similarity of shape.
1570s, from drum (n.). To drum (up) business, etc., is American English 1839, from the old way of drawing a crowd.