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side drum

Origin of side drum
First recorded in 1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The brethren arrived at the lower camp at half past three and marched in headed by the fifes and side drum.

    William Clayton's Journal William Clayton
British Dictionary definitions for side drum

side drum

a small double-headed drum carried at the side with snares that produce a rattling effect
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