steel drum

noun

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

Examples of steel drum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cappola said his father, Paul Cappola, who also worked at the landfill, explained how Hoffa’s body was delivered there in 1975, placed in a steel drum and buried with other barrels, bricks and dirt. Ed White, Detroit Free Press, 22 July 2022 Cappola said his father, Paul Cappola, who also worked at the landfill, explained how Hoffa's body was delivered there in 1975, placed in a steel drum and buried with other barrels, bricks and dirt. CBS News, 22 July 2022 Sunday’s event featured Maverick Top Gun and Ron Burgundy impersonators; Mariachi, rock, steel drum, and alternative live music; dancing DJs; and a drag show in Hillcrest. San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 June 2022 All weekend long, Kona Kai will be hosting poolside BBQs with patriotic decor and even a steel drum band to celebrate America. Roger Sands, Forbes, 26 June 2022 Caribbean American Restaurant Week, with a fish fry, steel drum band, dominoes and DJs. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 16 June 2022 The Carlsbad Senior Center hosts a free steel drum island music performance featuring the Salsa Steel band at 12:30 p.m. Monday June 13 in the center’s courtyard, 799 Pine Ave. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 June 2022 The featured musical guest is steel drum player and percussionist Kraig Brock. John Benson, cleveland, 25 May 2022 With soul music blaring, free doughnuts in the parking lot, a steel drum and a balloon arch at the entrance, New Jersey’s cannabis kickoff for people 21 and older had the feel of a fair more than a store opening. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of steel drum

1952, in the meaning defined above

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2 Aug 2022

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“Steel drum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steel%20drum. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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