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side drum

side drum

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of side drum1

First recorded in 1790–1800

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Example Sentences

Come in—you will find pen, ink, and paper on the side-drum in the corner.

I seated myself, silently wondering what might be the use of the side-drum in the corner.

The brethren arrived at the lower camp at half past three and marched in headed by the fifes and side drum.

A rataplan on a side-drum feebly played in the street outside!

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