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Trumpeter meaning

trumpeter - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. A variety of the domestic pigeon.
  2. 2. One who sounds a trumpet.
  3. 3. One who proclaims, publishes, or denounces.
  4. 4. Any one of several species of long- legged South American birds of the genus Psophia, especially P. crepitans, which is abundant, and often domesticated and kept with other poultry by the natives. They are allied to the cranes. So called from their loud cry. Called also agami, and yakamik.
  5. 5. An American swan ( Olor buccinator) which has a very loud note.
  6. 6. A large edible fish ( Latris hecateia) of the family Cirrhitidae, native of Tasmania and New Zealand. It sometimes weighs as much as fifty or sixty pounds, and is highly esteemed as a food fish.

trumpeter - examples of usage

  1. He then stated, as a fact known to him on unquestionable authority, that the Earl of Leicester had assassins at that moment in his employ to take the life of Count Lewis, adding that as for the trumpeter, who had just been hanged for the crime suborned by the writer, he was a most notorious lunatic. - "History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
  2. From the execution of this menace he refrained, however, on being assured that the deed would be avenged by the death of the Spanish prisoner of highest rank then in English hands, and thus the trumpeter escaped. - "History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
  3. And so, bareheaded, and with a single trumpeter, he went to the hostile lines. - "Harold, Book 10. The Last Of The Saxon Kings", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
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