drumstick

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From drum +‎ stick.

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drumstick (plural drumsticks)

  1. A stick used to play drums. [from 16th c.]
  2. The second joint of the legbone of a chicken or other fowl, especially as an item of food. [from 17th c.]
  3. (India) The moringa or drumstick tree, Moringa oleifera, especially its slender, cylindrical pods. [from 19th c.]
    • 2011, Arupa Patangia Kalita, Deepika Phukan, transl., The Story of Felanee (fiction):
      She could imagine the taste of the tender drumstick seeds on her tongue.
  4. (slang, chiefly in the plural) A person's leg.
    • 1855, Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Nature and Human Nature (page 235)
      At a given signal, from the boss of the hack, who stands door in hand, the young lady gathers her clothes well up her drumsticks, and would you believe, two steps or springs only, like those of a kangaroo, take her into the house.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English drumstick.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdrʏm.stɪk/
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  • Hyphenation: drum‧stick

Noun[edit]

drumstick m (plural drumsticks, diminutive drumstickje n)

  1. A drumstick, the lower leg of a fowl (especially a chicken).
  2. (uncommon) A drumstick, a stick used for drumming.
    Synonym: drumstok

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