drumhead

noun
drum·​head | \ ˈdrəm-ˌhed How to pronounce drumhead (audio) \

Definition of drumhead

1 : the material (such as skin or plastic) stretched over one or both ends of a drum
2 : the top of a capstan that is pierced with sockets for the levers used in turning it

Examples of drumhead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The court in Ashe Stadium stayed dry as torrential rain pounded on its drumhead of a closed roof. New York Times, 1 Sep. 2021 The recipes that began arriving were indeed simple and quick to make—time being stretched tight as a drumhead for all parents. Joshua David Stein, WSJ, 25 June 2021 There’s also a drumhead with ephemera signed by Foo Fighters. Paul Grein, Billboard, 29 Jan. 2021 Bongo: More musical than a tin can or the back of a frying pan, McFadden says a drumhead will deliver rhythm but not melody. oregonlive, 13 Apr. 2020 In many cases, NEMs decoupled from their nearest neighbors and remotely synchronized, vibrating in phase with tiny drumheads elsewhere in the ring. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, 7 Apr. 2019 Tying all of it together is Baker, sitting upright in his kit like a proper gentleman but smashing drumheads and cymbals like a toddler throwing a tantrum. Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2019 In many cases, NEMs decoupled from their nearest neighbors and remotely synchronized, vibrating in phase with tiny drumheads elsewhere in the ring. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, 7 Apr. 2019 In many cases, NEMs decoupled from their nearest neighbors and remotely synchronized, vibrating in phase with tiny drumheads elsewhere in the ring. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, 7 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of drumhead

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Drumhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drumhead. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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drumhead

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drum·​head | \ -ˌhed How to pronounce drumhead (audio) \

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