drumhead court-martial

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Definition of drumhead court-martial 

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

First Known Use of drumhead court-martial

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for drumhead court-martial

from the use of a drumhead as a table

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