A method of striking a drum head with drum sticks in such a way as to cause one stick to strike immediately before the other, causing an accented beat with an almost rolled quality to the beginning. More specifically, if the left stick strikes first, it is a "left flam", and if the right stick strikes first, it is a "right flam".

Flam (?), n. [Cf. AS. fle�xa0;m, flm, floght. &root; 84 . Cf. Flimflam.]

A freak or whim; also, a falsehood; a lie; an illusory pretext; deception; delusion.

[Obs.]

A perpetual abuse and flam upon posterity. South.

 

© Webster 1913.


Flam, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flammed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Flamming.]

To deceive with a falsehood.

[Obs.]

God is not to be flammed off with lies. South.

 

© Webster 1913.

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