Meaning of fifer in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfʌɪfə/


See fife

‘Isaac Davis and one of his soldiers were killed instantly by the volley, and four Americans were wounded, including the fifer; the music abruptly stopped.’
  • ‘A regiment so equipped, with its drum and fife corps of 12 drummers and 12 fifers, would be greatly enhanced in its aspect for military functions.’
  • ‘Orders issued in 1791 and 1795 prohibited Eurasians from commissioned service in the army, except as drummers, fifers, and farriers.’
  • ‘Its tradition stretches back to the fifers and drummers stationed with Hudson Valley minutemen during the Revolutionary War.’