steel band

noun

Definition of steel band

: a band of steel drums

Examples of steel band in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For over two decades Mr. Douglas was a leader in Brooklyn’s steel band scene, playing his music everywhere, mentoring generations of young players and keeping steel-pan music a vibrant part of New York’s cultural life. Sam Dolnick, New York Times, 21 Apr. 2020 At one time, there were four cisterns on the corners of the square, connected by wooden pipes made by drilling the center from a section of a large tree, then wrapping it with steel bands and coating it with tar. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 12 Feb. 2020 About five hours after the breach was discovered, City wastewater employees installed a steel band around the breach to stop the discharge. Emry Dinman, The Seattle Times, 11 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, the Pro X’s steel band and aluminum forks don’t put a lot of pressure on the head. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, 22 Aug. 2019 Buy Photo African, Reggae, Caribbean, and R&B music played by marching and steel bands and contemporary ensembles heralded the arrival of the Juneteenth Day Parade and Festival in Philadelphia Saturday. Mensah M. Dean, Philly.com, 23 June 2018 Listen to a live steel band, or grab a snack — food trucks and local restaurants, including The Blueberry Muffin bakery, provide sustenance. BostonGlobe.com, 8 June 2018 Even Prime Minister David Cameron will be letting his hair down as staff at Number 10 Downing Street host a street party on Sunday featuring a steel band and homemade cakes, including 'top hats' fashioned from chocolate and marshmallow. Graham Smith, Time, 18 May 2018 That gesture is enhanced by the way the lobby’s glass walls are held in place — not with vertical frames, but two horizontal steel bands set well above the revolving doors. John King, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of steel band

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Steel band.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steel%20band. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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steel band

noun

English Language Learners Definition of steel band

: a group of musicians who play steel drums

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