steel drum


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steel drum

n.
A metal percussion instrument of Trinidadian origin, fashioned from an oil barrel and having a concave array of flattened areas that produce different tones when struck.

steel drummer n.

steel′ drum′


n.
a bowl-shaped percussion instrument common in the West Indies, made from a steel barrel divided into sections producing different notes when struck.
[1950–55]
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Noun1.steel drum - a concave percussion instrument made from the metal top of an oil drumsteel drum - a concave percussion instrument made from the metal top of an oil drum; has an array of flattened areas that produce different tones when struck (of Caribbean origin)
percussion instrument, percussive instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
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