Drum heads

drumhead

[druhm-hed]
noun
1.
the membrane stretched upon a drum.
2.
the top part of a capstan.
adjective
3.
characteristic of a drumhead court-martial; carried out in summary fashion: a drumhead execution.

Origin:
1615–25; drum1 + head

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drumhead (ˈdrʌmˌhɛd)
 
n
1.  music the part of a drum that is actually struck with a stick or the hand
2.  the head of a capstan, pierced with holes for the capstan bars
3.  another name for eardrum

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drumhead drum·head (drŭm'hěd')
n.
See eardrum.

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