drumfire

[ druhm-fahyuh r ]
/ ˈdrʌmˌfaɪər /

noun

gunfire so heavy and continuous as to sound like the beating of drums.

Nearby words

  1. drum up,
  2. drum'n'bass,
  3. drumbeat,
  4. drumbeater,
  5. drumette,
  6. drumfish,
  7. drumhead,
  8. drumhead court-martial,
  9. drumhead service,
  10. drumlin

Origin of drumfire

First recorded in 1915–20; drum1 + fire

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British Dictionary definitions for drumfire

drumfire

/ (ˈdrʌmˌfaɪə) /

noun

heavy, rapid, and continuous gunfire, the sound of which resembles rapid drumbeats
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