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Meaning of DRUMHEAD

Pronunciation:  'drum`hed

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
  2. [adj]  performed speedily and without formality; "a summary execution"; "summary justice"

DRUMHEAD is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: head, summary, unofficial
 See Also: drum, membrane, membranophone, tympan



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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