drumstick

noun

drum·​stick ˈdrəm-ˌstik How to pronounce drumstick (audio)
1
: a stick for beating a drum
2
: the segment of a fowl's leg between the thigh and tarsus

Examples of drumstick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, the eldest Quintanilla sibling chose to put down her drumsticks and move behind the scenes to work at the family’s entertainment company, Q-Productions. Selena Barrientos, Peoplemag, 16 Feb. 2024 Guitars with drumsticks under their strings, pounded instead of played. Jonathan Rowe, SPIN, 23 Jan. 2024 In one sweet photo, Rocky’s small foot rested on Barker's drum beside his drumsticks. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 13 Mar. 2024 Divide legs into drumstick and thigh, and quarter the breasts. Omkar Khandekar, NPR, 1 Mar. 2024 The department's legal filing details the severe injuries one 14-year-old sustained while cleaning the drumstick packing line belt at a plant in Virginia. Hannah Fingerhut, Quartz, 22 Feb. 2024 The class uses weighted drumsticks called Ripstix in place of dumbbells or other fitness equipment. By Chloe Herring, Brooke Henderson and Samantha J. Gross, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Add drumsticks to roasting pan: Rest the drumsticks on top of the vegetables. Taylor Tobin, Southern Living, 30 Oct. 2023 Near the 2-minute mark during the sing-along bridge, G Flip picks up drumsticks and spins one of them in their right hand before pounding on the drum kit as the string section assists bringing the cover to its crescendo. Brian Anthony Hernandez, Peoplemag, 19 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of drumstick was in 1589

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Cite this Entry

“Drumstick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drumstick. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

drumstick

noun
drum·​stick ˈdrəm-ˌstik How to pronounce drumstick (audio)
1
: a stick for beating a drum
2
: the lower part of a fowl's leg

Medical Definition

drumstick

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