the membrane stretched upon a drum.
the top part of a capstan.
characteristic of a drumhead court-martial; carried out in summary fashion: a drumhead execution.
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How to use drumhead in a sentence
He tethers a female spider onto a nylon surface that is stretched like a drumhead.See the world through a jumping spider’s eyes — and other senses | Betsy Mason | February 17, 2022 | Science News For Students
He tethers a female spider onto a nylon surface stretched like a drumhead and then adds a male.Jumping spiders’ remarkable senses capture a world beyond our perception | Betsy Mason | October 25, 2021 | Science News
How can you catch trout with everything frozen as tight as a drumhead?Left on the Labrador | Dillon Wallace
The paper, having been previously damped, in drying contracts and tightens like a drumhead.Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects | C. V. Riley
When Josiah awoke the Mary Ellen was heeled over on her side, her sail as tight as a drumhead.Cap'n Eri | Joseph Crosby Lincoln
A drumhead court-martial sentenced the young Virginian to receive one hundred lashes on the bare back.Hero Stories from American History | Albert F. Blaisdell
In the back of his head there formed a little picture—a drumhead court-martial, a provost guard, a tree and a rope.The Long Roll | Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for drumhead
music the part of a drum that is actually struck with a stick or the hand
the head of a capstan, pierced with holes for the capstan bars
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