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drumhead


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drumhead  \Drum"head`\,  n. 
  1.  The  parchment  or  skin  stretched  over  one  end  of  a  drum. 
 
  2.  The  top  of  a  capstan  which  is  pierced  with  sockets  for 
  levers  used  in  turning  it  See  Illust.  of  {Capstan}. 
 
  {Drumhead  court-martial}  (Mil.),  a  summary  court-martial 
  called  to  try  offenses  on  the  battlefield  or  the  line  of 
  march,  when  sometimes  a  drumhead  has  to  do  service  as  a 
  writing  table. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drumhead 
  adj  :  performed  speedily  and  without  formality;  "a  summary 
  execution";  "summary  justice"  [syn:  {summary}] 
  n  :  a  membrane  that  is  stretched  taut  over  a  drum  [syn:  {head}] 




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