Meaning of frame drum in English:

frame drum


  • 1A revolving drum in a piece of machinery which consists of, or serves as a mounting for, a frame (now rare).

  • 2Music
    Any of the class of hand drums consisting of a (usually shallow) circular frame, either one or two drumheads, and occasionally also fitted with small bells or jingles.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Scientific American.