Definition of Drumstick

1. Noun. The lower joint of the leg of a fowl.

Generic synonyms: Helping, Portion, Serving
Group relationships: Bird, Fowl
Specialized synonyms: Turkey Drumstick, Turkey Leg, Chicken Drumstick, Chicken Leg
Terms within: Dark Meat

2. Noun. A stick used for playing a drum.
Specialized synonyms: Hammer, Mallet
Generic synonyms: Stick

Definition of Drumstick

1. n. A stick with which a drum is beaten.

Definition of Drumstick

1. Noun. A stick used to play drums. ¹

2. Noun. The second joint of the leg bone of a chicken or other fowl, as meat. ¹

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Definition of Drumstick

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drumstick

drummond light
drumstick (current term)
drumstick tree
drunk and disorderly
drunk as Chloe
drunk as a lord
drunk as a skunk
drunk dial
drunk driver
drunk drivers

Literary usage of Drumstick

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society by Bombay Natural History Society (1891)
"NOTES ON A RARE FUNGUS FOUND GROWING ON THE drumstick TREE. ... IN December, 1887, I came across a recently cut stump of the drumstick tree—Morin^a ..."

2. A Gift Book of Stories and Poems for Children by Caroline Howard Gilman (1850)
"T seems very strange, and I can't make it out, Why the drumstick is given to me ; I think I deserve a nice part of the fowl, Yet forever the drumstick I see ..."

3. The United Service Magazine by Arthur William Alsager Pollock (1837)
"THE drumstick CLUB ; OR, SKETCHES OF NATAL LIFE. No. IX. ... uttered the Admiral, as he laid down the drumstick of the turkey, and looked ruefully around ..."

4. The Cook's Own Book and Housekeeper's Register: Being Receipts for Cooking Mrs N K M Lee, N. K. M. Lee by Mrs N K M Lee, N. K. M. Lee (1842)
"Remove the leg by cutting in the direction of 2-3, and divide the thigh from the drumstick ; then sever the limbs on the other side, and cut some long ..."

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