a stick for beating a drum.
the meaty leg of a chicken, duck, turkey, or other fowl.

1580–90; drum1 + stick1

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drumstick (ˈdrʌmˌstɪk)
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 & History

1580s, from drum + stick; applied to the lower joint of cooked fowl 1764.
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Example sentences
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.
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