drumstick

noun
drum·​stick | \ ˈdrəm-ˌstik How to pronounce drumstick (audio) \

Definition of drumstick

1 : a stick for beating a drum
2 : the segment of a fowl's leg between the thigh and tarsus

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For $20, prom-goers could purchase a corsage kit complete with a $5 gift card for the drumstick. Lydia Culp, Fox News, "KFC's most outrageous marketing stunts," 4 Apr. 2018 The meat of the drumstick should also be separating from the bone. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Braised Chicken Legs with Shallots and Vinegar," 22 Feb. 2013 Hidden under the drumsticks and thighs are rafts of baguette that sat under the rotisserie, imbibing every drop that fell from the bird. New York Times, "It’s Not Fake French, It’s Frenchette," 10 July 2018 The duck is done to a medium rare if the juices from the fattest part of the thigh or drumstick run faintly rosy when the meat is pricked, and when the duck is lifted and drained, the last drops of juice from the vent are a pale rose. Daniel Neman, sacbee, "Main dishes? Fruit is not forbidden," 26 June 2018 The show, widely praised, presented Presley informally in a jam-session setting, with Mr. Moore once again on guitar and Mr. Fontana beating out the rhythm with his drumsticks on a closed guitar case. Kurt Gottschalk, New York Times, "D.J. Fontana, 87, Elvis Presley’s Longtime Drummer, Is Dead," 14 June 2018 Add drumsticks and cook over medium heat, turning occasionally, 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Woman's Day, "Mediterranean Drumsticks," 31 Dec. 2011 Remove drumsticks from marinade (discard marinade) and gently pat dry with paper towels; arrange on rack, spacing 1 inch apart. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Spicy Jerk Drumsticks," 7 Jan. 2017 The show, widely praised, presented Presley informally in a jam-session setting, with Moore once again on guitar and Mr. Fontana beating out the rhythm with his drumsticks on a closed guitar case. Kurt Gottschalk, BostonGlobe.com, "D.J. Fontana, 87, powerful drummer for Elvis Presley," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of drumstick

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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drumstick

noun

English Language Learners Definition of drumstick

: the lower part of the leg of a bird (such as a chicken or turkey) that is eaten as food
: a stick used for playing a drum

drumstick

noun
drum·​stick | \ ˈdrəm-ˌstik How to pronounce drumstick (audio) \

Kids Definition of drumstick

1 : a stick for beating a drum
2 : the lower section of the leg of a bird eaten for food

drumstick

noun
drum·​stick | \ -ˌstik How to pronounce drumstick (audio) \

Medical Definition of drumstick

: a small projection from the cell nucleus that occurs especially in neutrophils of the normal human female and is comprised of an inactivated condensed X chromosome

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