drumstick


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drum·stick

 (drŭm′stĭk′)
n.
1. A stick for beating a drum.
2. The lower part of the leg of a fowl, especially when cooked.

drumstick

(ˈdrʌmˌstɪk)
n
1. (Instruments) a stick used for playing a drum
2. (Cookery) the lower joint of the leg of a cooked fowl

drum•stick

(ˈdrʌmˌstɪk)

n.
1. a stick for beating a drum.
2. the meaty leg of a chicken, turkey, or other fowl.
[1580–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drumstick - the lower joint of the leg of a fowldrumstick - the lower joint of the leg of a fowl
helping, serving, portion - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"
bird, fowl - the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
turkey drumstick, turkey leg - the lower joint of the leg of a turkey
chicken drumstick, chicken leg - the lower joint of the leg of a chicken
dark meat - the flesh of the legs of fowl used as food
2.drumstick - a stick used for playing a drum
mallet, hammer - a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.
stick - an implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
Translations
رِجْل الدَّجاج المَطْبوخعَصا الطَّبْل
palička na bubenstehno
lårtrommestav
csirkecombdobverõdobverő
leggurtrommukjuðitrommukjuîi
bagetbutdavul tokmağı

drumstick

[ˈdrʌmstɪk] N
1. (Mus) → baqueta f, palillo m de tambor
2. (= chicken leg) → muslo m

drumstick

[ˈdrʌmstɪk] n
(for playing the drum)baguette f de tambour
(= chicken leg) → pilon m

drumstick

n
(Mus) → Trommelschlägel or -stock m
(on chicken etc) → Keule f

drumstick

[ˈdrʌmˌstɪk] n
a. (Mus) → bacchetta
b. (chicken leg) → coscia di pollo

drum

(dram) noun
1. a musical instrument constructed of skin etc stretched on a round frame and beaten with a stick. He plays the drums.
2. something shaped like a drum, especially a container. an oil-drum.
3. an eardrum.
verbpast tense, past participle drummed
1. to beat a drum.
2. to tap continuously especially with the fingers. Stop drumming (your fingers) on the table!
3. to make a sound like someone beating a drum. The rain drummed on the metal roof.
ˈdrummer noun
a person who plays the drums.
ˈdrumstick noun
1. a stick used for beating a drum.
2. the lower part of the leg of a cooked chicken etc.
drum in/into
to force someone to remember (something) by repeating it constantly. You never remember anything unless I drum it in/into you.
References in classic literature ?
The little Snow children did very well, and Lieutenant Jack Dove was fine to see; so was Drummer Frank, the errand-boy of the house, as he rub-a-dub-dubbed with all his heart and drumsticks.
I observed that Amy took drumsticks at dinner, ran errands for her mother all the afternoon, gave Meg her place tonight, and has waited on every on with patience and good humor.
His were the shinbones of the saline beef; his would have been the drumsticks.
They was like drumsticks i' stockin' two month' ago--an' I heard folk tell as they was bandy an' knock-kneed both at th' same time.
Not because I was squeezed in at an acute angle of the table-cloth, with the table in my chest, and the Pumblechookian elbow in my eye, nor because I was not allowed to speak (I didn't want to speak), nor because I was regaled with the scaly tips of the drumsticks of the fowls, and with those obscure corners of pork of which the pig, when living, had had the least reason to be vain.
He clapped his hands on his breast, and looked most piteously at the ladies, for a single instant; and then, to use the language oft Billy, when he afterward recounted the tale, “no drumsticks ever went faster on the skin of a sheep than the Frenchman’s legs, for a round or two; and then such swearing and spitting in French you never saw.
No wonder that man added this bird to his tame stock -- to say nothing of the eggs and drumsticks.
Savory morsels of ham, golden blocks of corn-cake, fragments of pie of every conceivable mathematical figure, chicken wings, gizzards, and drumsticks, all appeared in picturesque confusion; and Sam, as monarch of all he surveyed, sat with his palm-leaf cocked rejoicingly to one side, and patronizing Andy at his right hand.
Use a sharp chef's knife or cleaver to cut off the end (ankle) of each drumstick.
United States], November 22 (ANI): Continuing a longstanding pre-Thanksgiving White House tradition, United States President Donald Trump has pardoned two turkeys, Drumstick and Wishbone, in the Rose Garden.
Joined by his wife, Melania, and their son, Barron, Trump entered the Rose Garden for the annual presidential tradition and granted freedom to a large white bird named Drumstick.
They described neutrophilic nuclear appendage that becomes separated from the main nuclear lobe in females, a drumstick which has a solid round head attached to one lobe of the nucleus by a single, chromatin strand.