snare drum

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishRelated topics: Musicsnare drumˈsnare drum noun [countable]     Image of snare drum APMa small flat drum that makes a hard continuous sound when you hit itExamples from the Corpussnare drumThe electronic click startled him, as if it were the beat of a snare drum.He didn't understand that it was in four and that the snare drum was on beats two and four.