THRUM, n. [Gr. a fragment; to break.] The ends of weaver's threads.1. Any coarse yarn.2. Thrums, among gardeners, the thread-like internal bushy parts of flowers; the stamens.
THRUM, v.i. To play coarsely on an instrument with the fingers.
THRUM, v.t. To weave; to know; to twist; to fringe.1. Among seamen, to insert short pieces of rope-yard or spun yard in a sail or mat.
THRUM, n. [Ice. thraum; G. trumm; D. drom, the end of a thing; Gr. θρυμμα, a fragment; θρυπτω, to break.]
- The ends of weaver's threads.
- Any coarse yarn. Bacon.
- Thrums, among gardeners, the thread-like internal bushy parts of flowers; the stamens.
THRUM, v.i. [D. trom, a drum.]
To play coarsely on an instrument with the fingers. Dryden.
- To weave; to knot; to twist; to fringe. Cavendish.
- Among seamen, to insert short pieces of rope-yarn or spun yarn in a sail or mat. Dict.
- One of the ends of weaver's
threads; hence, any soft, short threads or tufts resembling
- To furnish with thrums] to insert tufts in; to
- To play
rudely or monotonously on a stringed instrument with the fingers; to
- To play,
as a stringed instrument, in a rude or monotonous manner.
- Any coarse yarn; an unraveled strand of
- To insert short pieces of rope-
yarn or spun yarn in; as, to thrum a piece of canvas, or a mat, thus
making a rough or tufted surface.
- Hence, to make a monotonous drumming noise; as,
to thrum on a table.
- Hence, to drum on; to strike in a monotonous
manner; to thrum the table.
- A threadlike part of a flower; a
- A shove out of place; a small
displacement or fault along a seam.
- A mat made of canvas and tufts of