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Definition of drum
noun (plural same or drums)
- a fish that makes a drumming sound by vibrating its swim bladder, found mainly in estuarine and shallow coastal waters. Also called croaker.
- Family Sciaenidae (the drum family): many species, including the black drum (Pogonias cromis) of the western Atlantic. The drum family also includes the mulloway and a number of marine fishes that resemble salmon (e.g. the weakfish)