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drumstick

[druhm-stik] /ˈdrʌmˌstɪk/
noun
1.
a stick for beating a drum.
2.
the meaty leg of a chicken, duck, turkey, or other fowl.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; drum1 + stick1
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Examples from the web for drumstick
  • The sun sets behind a storm cloud resembling a drumstick.
  • The multi-colored toys come in the shape of a drum and a xylophone, and are sold with a drumstick for playing the musical toy.
  • In ramp treatments, drumstick weights were increased and the tibias were more elastic and took less weight to break.
British Dictionary definitions for drumstick

drumstick

/ˈdrʌmˌstɪk/
noun
1.
a stick used for playing a drum
2.
the lower joint of the leg of a cooked fowl
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Word Origin and History for drumstick
n.

1580s, from drum (n.) + stick (n.); applied to the lower joint of cooked fowl 1764.

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