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Definition of "drumstick" [drum•stick]

  • Music A stick for beating a drum. (noun)
  • The lower part of the leg of a cooked fowl. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "drumstick" in a sentence
  • ""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."