Definition of drumstick in English:

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drumstick

Pronunciation: /ˈdrəmˌstik/

noun

1A stick, typically with a shaped or padded head, used for beating a drum.
Example sentences
  • Michael started to drum his drumsticks against the table, bored.
  • Oskar, disgusted that the singing children are so undisciplined, pulls out his drumsticks and begins to drum.
  • His fingers are swollen; he cannot hold his drumsticks to drum, or his fountain pen to write.
1.1The lower joint of the leg of a cooked chicken, turkey, or other fowl.
Example sentences
  • Meat and fish stock soups, grilled jumbo prawns, barbecued chicken, lamb drumsticks and pork spare-ribs are winter specials served on rooftops.
  • There were chicken drumsticks, prawns, spare ribs and even lobster!
  • Lunch doesn't always have to be about sandwiches - soup with crackers, a chicken drumstick with a small baguette or a pancake rolled around a piece of farmer sausage are great alternatives.

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Syllabification: drum·stick

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