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drumhead

[druhm-hed] /ˈdrʌmˌhɛd/
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
1615-1625
1615-25; drum1 + head
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Examples for drumhead
  • Within hours a drumhead court of officers, awakened in the middle of the night, condemned them.
  • As the drumhead and lacing dried, the head grew taught, giving the drum its voice.
  • If asphalt material is furnished in drums, the amount in each drum shall be stenciled plainly on the drumhead by the producer.
British Dictionary definitions for drumhead

drumhead

/ˈdrʌmˌhɛd/
noun
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 in Medicine

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

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