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drum corps

a band, especially a marching band, of drum players usually under the direction of a drum major.
Origin of drum corps
1860-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The drum-corps marched at the head of the two companies designated by Gerard.

    The Chouans Honore de Balzac
  • The drum-corps behind him was as terrifying as the band in front.

    Life's Minor Collisions Frances Warner
  • To avoid the drum-corps, he had to spend part of his time going away from it.

    Life's Minor Collisions Frances Warner

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