Drumstick vs Drum - What's the difference?

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Drumstick is a derived term of drum.


As nouns the difference between drumstick and drum

is that drumstick is a stick used to play drums while drum is 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.

As a verb drum is

(music ) to beat a drum.

drumstick

English

Noun

(wikipedia drumstick) (en noun)
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * (chicken) chicken leg

    Coordinate terms

    * (chicken) chicken thigh, thigh

    drum

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • The restaurant ordered ketchup in 50-gallon drums .
  • A social gathering or assembly held in the evening.
  • * 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, page 631:
  • 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 .
  • (architecture) The encircling wall that supports a dome or cupola
  • (architecture) Any of the cylindrical blocks that make up the shaft of a pillar
  • A drumfish.
  • (slang, UK) A person's home.
  • A tip, a piece of information.
  • * 1985 , (Peter Carey), Illywhacker , Faber and Faber 2003, page 258:
  • ‘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.’

    Derived terms

    * bass drum * drum and bass * drum beat * drum brake * drum kit * drummer * drum roll * drumstick * drum stick * hand drum * kettledrum * snare drum * tenor drum

    See also

    * percussion

    Verb

    (drumm)
  • To beat a drum.
  • (ambitransitive) To beat with a rapid succession of strokes.
  • The ruffed grouse drums with his wings.
  • * Washington Irving
  • drumming with his fingers on the arm of his chair
  • To drill or review in an attempt to establish memorization.
  • He’s still trying to drum Spanish verb conjugations into my head.
  • To throb, as the heart.
  • (Dryden)
  • To go about, as a drummer does, to gather recruits, to draw or secure partisans, customers, etc.; used with for .
  • Derived terms

    * drummer