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1. Music The material stretched over one or both ends of a drum.
2. Nautical The circular top part of a capstan, used to hold bars for turning.
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1. (Instruments) music the part of a drum that is actually struck with a stick or the hand
2. (Nautical Terms) the head of a capstan, pierced with holes for the capstan bars
3. (Anatomy) another name for eardrum
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the membrane stretched upon a drum.
2. the top part of a capstan.
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|Noun||1.||drumhead - a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum|
drum, membranophone, tympan - a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
membrane - a thin pliable sheet of material
|Adj.||1.||drumhead - performed speedily and without formality; "a summary execution"; "summary justice"|
unofficial - not having official authority or sanction; "a sort of unofficial mayor"; "an unofficial estimate"; "he participated in an unofficial capacity"
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