sticksman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sticks +‎ -man

Noun[edit]

sticksman (plural sticksmen)

  1. (rare) A male drummer.
    • 1997, Geoff Nicholls, Tony Bacon, The drum book
      This book reveals how drummers used the established drum kit when rock'n'roll first arrived, and how in the decades that followed players from D. J. Fontana with Elvis Presley to Police sticksman Stewart Copeland combined existing playing techniques to expand rock drumming.
    • 1997, Roy Carr, A century of jazz
      Conceived by former Ramsey Lewis sticksman Maurice White, a blend of exquisite vocals and hackle-raising horn arrangements...
    • 2008, Jeremy Simmonds, The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: Heroin, Handguns, and Ham Sandwiches‎
      At sixteen, the confident Wilson answered a Melody Maker advertisement, replacing former sticksman Mick Brownlee in Parlophone R & B band The Paramounts...