A stick used to play drums.
The second joint of the leg bone of a chicken or other fowl, as meat.
(India) The moringa or drumstick tree, Moringa oleifera , especially its slender, cylindrical pods.
* (chicken) chicken leg
* (chicken) chicken thigh, thigh
A percussive musical instrument spanned with a thin covering on at least one end for striking, forming an acoustic chamber, affecting what materials are used to make it.
Any similar hollow, cylindrical object.
In particular, a barrel or large cylindrical container for liquid transport and storage.
A social gathering or assembly held in the evening.
* 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, page 631:
- The restaurant ordered ketchup in 50-gallon drums .
(architecture) The encircling wall that supports a dome or cupola
(architecture) Any of the cylindrical blocks that make up the shaft of a pillar
(slang, UK) A person's home.
A tip, a piece of information.
* 1985 , (Peter Carey), Illywhacker , Faber and Faber 2003, page 258:
- Another misfortune which befel poor Sophia, was the company of Lord Fellamar, whom she met at the opera, and who attended her to the drum .
- ‘he is the darndest little speaker we got, so better sit there and listen to him while he gives you the drum and if you clean out your earholes you might get a bit of sense into your heads.’
* bass drum
* drum and bass
* drum beat
* drum brake
* drum kit
* drum roll
* drum stick
* hand drum
* snare drum
* tenor drum
To beat a drum.
(ambitransitive) To beat with a rapid succession of strokes.
* Washington Irving
- The ruffed grouse drums with his wings.
To drill or review in an attempt to establish memorization.
- drumming with his fingers on the arm of his chair
To throb, as the heart.
- He’s still trying to drum Spanish verb conjugations into my head.
To go about, as a drummer does, to gather recruits, to draw or secure partisans, customers, etc.; used with for .