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2 definitions found
 for trumpeter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trumpeter \Trump"et*er\, n.
     1. One who sounds a trumpet.
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     2. One who proclaims, publishes, or denounces.
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              These men are good trumpeters.        --Bacon.
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     3. (Zool.)
        (a) Any one of several species of long-legged South
            American birds of the genus Psophia, especially
            Psophia 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.
        (b) A variety of the domestic pigeon.
        (c) An American swan ({Olor buccinator) which has a very
            loud note.
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     4. (Zool.) 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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  trumpeter
      n 1: a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet [syn:
           trumpeter, cornetist]
      2: (formal) a person who announces important news; "the
         chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a
         trumpet" [syn: herald, trumpeter]
      3: large gregarious crane-like bird of the forests of South
         America having glossy black plumage and a loud prolonged cry;
         easily domesticated
      4: large pure white wild swan of western North America having a
         sonorous cry [syn: trumpeter, trumpeter swan, Cygnus
         buccinator]

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