Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Music The material stretched over one end or either of both ends of a drum.
  • n. Nautical The circular top part of a capstan, used to hold bars for turning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of drum head.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The parchment or skin stretched over one end of a drum.
  • n. The top of a capstan which is pierced with sockets for levers used in turning it. See Illust. of Capstan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The membrane stretched upon a drum, by striking which the tone is produced.
  • n. The top part of a capstan, which is pierced with a number of holes to receive the ends of the levers or bars employed to turn it round. See capstan.
  • n. In anatomy, the membrana tympani.
  • n. A variety of cabbage having a large rounded or flattened head.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. performed speedily and without formality
  • n. a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum

Etymologies

drum +‎ -head (Wiktionary)

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