Drumhead Court-martial Definition

A summary court-martial held in the field for trial of offenses committed during military operations or troop movements.
Webster's New World

Origin of Drumhead Court-martial

  • Perhaps because a drumhead had to be used as a meeting point or an improvised writing table.

    From Wiktionary

  • So called because it was sometimes held around a drumhead

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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