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for Drumhead court-martial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Drumhead \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
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a military court convened to hear urgent charges of
offenses committed in action
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