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steel drum

noun

Simple Definition of steel drum

  • : a metal drum shaped like a bowl or barrel that makes different sounds when it is hit at different places

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of steel drum

  1. :  a musical instrument originally developed in Trinidad that is played by hammering raised and tuned portions of the bottom of an oil drum

1952

First Known Use of steel drum

1952


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