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Definition of "steel drum" []

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "steel drum" in a sentence
  • "A steel drum band played a jaunty tune as waiters circulated with yummy-smelling barbecue and frothy drinks."
  • "Directly on top of the boiler was a steaming tank of hot water, topless, like me, and next to it a steel drum full of hot stones."