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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