American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Music A stick for beating a drum.
- n. The lower part of the leg of a cooked fowl.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the sticks used in beating a drum. That used for the bass drum bush soft, stuffed head. Drumsticks are generally used in pairs, one in each hand of the performer.
- n. Hence, from its shape, the lower or outer joint of the leg of a dressed fowl, as a chicken, duck, or turkey. Anatomically, it is the leg from the knee to the heel, the leg proper, or crus, intervening between the thigh and the shank, which latter is usually cut off when the fowl is dressed for the table.
- n. The stilt-sandpiper or bastard dowitcher, Micropalama himantopus.
- n. The tetanus bacillus, which has a round spore at one extremity.
- n. A stick used to play drums.
- n. The second joint of the leg bone of a chicken or other fowl, as meat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A stick with which a drum is beaten.
- n. Anything resembling a drumstick in form; -- applied especially to the tibiotarsus, or second joint, of the leg of a fowl, when cooked and served at the table.
- n. a stick used for playing a drum
- n. the lower joint of the leg of a fowl
“Trust Jack for that," added Peterkin, who was at that moment deeply engaged with what he called the drumstick of a roast monkey.”
“When, with its thick, palatable flesh, it is cooked and placed on the table, it is known as the "drumstick" -- a favorite part of the fowl with hungry boys, vying, in their minds, with the "white meat" of the breast.”
“Water and sanitation experts are currently investigating if a powder made from the seeds of the Moringa Oleifera, commonly known as the drumstick or horseradish tree, can be used as a filter to purify water.”
“Similar to the way Peking duck is made, the chef dunks each "drumstick" into a hot-oil bath and then uses a ladle to give it final shower of hot oil before finishing it off in the oven.”
“Armless icing clowns with "drumstick" legs giving birth to sprinkles on top of four-leaf cupcake clovers.”
“This kind of boned chicken may be very well for the mental invalid, but the ordinary child prefers to separate his meat from the "drumstick" by his own unaided effort, and there is no doubt that it is better for him to do so.”
“denticulata, known as drumstick primrose, has umbels of yellow-eyed purple flowers; P.”
“With infinite timidity he turned his head and encountered a gaze so soft, so hallowed, that it disconcerted him, and he dropped a "drumstick" of fried chicken, well dotted with ants, from his plate.”
“He replaced the "drumstick" upon his plate and allowed it to remain there untouched, in spite of a great hunger for it.”
“Change the map into a steaming roast turkey by adding the lines to form the wing, the "drumstick," the garnishment and the plate.”
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