Definition of frame drum in English:

frame drum

noun

  • 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.

Origin

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