Definition of side drum noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


side drum

BrE BrE//ˈsaɪd drʌm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪd drʌm//
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a small drum that is hit with hard sticks Word Originlate 18th cent.: so named because it was originally played suspended from the drummer's side.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: side drum