Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "war-drum" [war-drum]

  • A drum used in war; especially, in Africa, a large wooden drum used to summon the warriors in case of war or sudden attack. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "war-drum" in a sentence
  • "Unless we want our hides stretched over some damned Udloko war-drum, that is."
  • "They still demanded that he vigorously and enthusiastically help beat the administration's war-drum policy."
  • "There's nothing wrong with family values, Steve, but the war-drum of values legislation is certainly BS."