steel drum

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of steel drum

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

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First Known Use of steel drum

1952

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STEEL DRUM Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of steel drum for English Language Learners

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


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