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drumhead

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

First recorded in 1615–25; drum1 + head
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British Dictionary definitions for drumhead

drumhead
/ (ˈdrʌmˌhɛd) /

noun
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
another name for eardrum
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Medical definitions for drumhead

drumhead
[ drŭmhĕd′ ]

n.
eardrum
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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