drumhead court-martial


drumhead court–martial

noun

Definition of DRUMHEAD COURT-MARTIAL

:  a summary court-martial that tries offenses on the battlefield

Origin of DRUMHEAD COURT-MARTIAL

from the use of a drumhead as a table
First Known Use: 1835

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