high-hat cymbal

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Noun1.high-hat cymbal - cymbals that are operated by a foot pedalhigh-hat cymbal - cymbals that are operated by a foot pedal
cymbal - a percussion instrument consisting of a concave brass disk; makes a loud crashing sound when hit with a drumstick or when two are struck together
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A Drum set generally contains at least one snare drum, a bass drum, a high-hat cymbal, a ride cymbal, and various tom-toms.
Most of the buzz has been about their live shows, at which the brothers (joined by an unrelated bassist) play banjo and guitar with their hands and bass drum and high-hat cymbal with their feet.
Later, during the 1920s and 1930s, high-hat cymbals - at first less than one foot high and called low boys (Papa Joe Jones told me in 1981 that he invented the longer rod which brought the high hat to its present, aptly named height, but the Leedy drum company stole his idea and took all the rewards) - bass drum pedals, manufactured mounted and floor tom-toms, and larger cymbals came to be included in the drumset.