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drumfire

[druhm-fahyuh r] /ˈdrʌmˌfaɪər/
noun
1.
gunfire so heavy and continuous as to sound like the beating of drums.
Origin of drumfire
1915-1920
1915-20; drum1 + fire
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  • That night even the German guns stopped their drumfire, as though Sixt von Arnim's army was in mourning for its dead.

  • So Billy sighed in the darkness and sat easily on drumfire, his slim left hand fidgeting with the swinging rein.

    Tharon of Lost Valley Vingie E. Roe
  • Not far from us was going on a drumfire which at times reached an unprecedented intensity.

    The Iron Ration George Abel Schreiner
  • A lot of the men say the drumfire is the worst, and a lot of them can't get over the sight of the first man they saw killed.

    Men in War Andreas Latzko
  • I remember the noise of our guns as all our batteries took their parts in a vast orchestra of drumfire.

    Now It Can Be Told Philip Gibbs
British Dictionary definitions for drumfire

drumfire

/ˈdrʌmˌfaɪə/
noun
1.
heavy, rapid, and continuous gunfire, the sound of which resembles rapid drumbeats
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