drumstick

noun
drum·stick | \-ˌstik \

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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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 Chicken thighs, drumsticks and wings get a boost of flavor from a tangy mayo and cider vinegar BBQ sauce. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Grilled Chicken with White BBQ Sauce," 26 June 2017 Participating locations are also offering $.24 drumsticks from midnight to 7 am, for that late night/breakfast drumstick crowd. Emily Price, Fortune, "All the National Fried Chicken Day Deals You Need to Know About," 6 July 2018 The drumstick beat goes on The resurgence of fried chicken is upon us, and these three classic L.A. fried chicken outlets have stuck around long enough to enjoy the renaissance. Chris Nichols, Los Angeles Magazine, "These Vintage L.A. Chicken Joints Have Yet to Kick the Bucket," 26 June 2018 Shepherd’s pie, turkey drumsticks, dragon tails and pasties. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Take a day trip to the past at Bristol Renaissance Faire," 25 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 \

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 \

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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