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drumfire

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noun drum·fire \ˈdrəm-ˌfī(-ə)r\

Definition of drumfire

  1. 1 :  artillery firing so continuous as to sound like a drumroll

  2. 2 :  something suggestive of drumfire in intensity :  barrage <a drumfire of publicity>



Examples of drumfire

  1. <a rising drumfire of criticism for the president's latest nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court>



1916

First Known Use of drumfire

1916


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