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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trumpeter \Trump"et*er\, n. 1. One who sounds a trumpet. [1913 Webster] 2. One who proclaims, publishes, or denounces. [1913 Webster] These men are good trumpeters. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]