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 for drummer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ruffed \Ruffed\, a.
     Furnished with a ruff.
     [1913 Webster]
     Ruffed grouse (Zool.), a North American grouse ({Bonasa
        umbellus) common in the wooded districts of the Northern
        United States. The male has a ruff of brown or black
        feathers on each side of the neck, and is noted for the
        loud drumming sound he makes during the breeding season.
        Called also tippet grouse, partridge, birch
        partridge, pheasant, drummer, and white-flesher.
     ruffed+lemur+(Zool.),+a+species+of+lemur+({lemur+varius">ruffed lemur (Zool.), a species of lemur ({lemur varius)
        having a conspicuous ruff on the sides of the head. Its
        color is varied with black and white. Called also ruffed
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drummer \Drum"mer\, n.
     1. One whose office is to best the drum, as in military
        exercises and marching.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. One who solicits custom; a commercial traveler. [Colloq.
        U.S.] --Bartlett.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Zool.) A fish that makes a sound when caught; as:
        (a) The squeteague.
        (b) A California sculpin.
            [1913 Webster]
     4. (Zool.) A large West Indian cockroach ({Blatta gigantea)
        which drums on woodwork, as a sexual call.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone who plays a drum

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