As nouns the difference between drumstick and rimshot
is that drumstick
is a stick used to play drums while rimshot
is a percussive note in which the drumstick hits both the head and the rim of the drum.
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
* rim shot
A percussive note in which the drumstick hits both the head and the rim of the drum.
(colloquial) A percussive sting or flourish used to punctuate a joke in a cabaret or vaudeville act.
* Technically, the sting used to punctuate a joke is not a rimshot. A rimshot is a particular note (as in sense 1 above); a sting is a percussive figure consisting of several notes, perhaps a roll followed by a crash cymbal. As noted above, though, colloquially, a sting is also called (term).