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steel drum

noun
1.
Music. a bowl-shaped percussion instrument common in the West Indies, made from a steel barrel divided into sections producing different notes when struck.
Also called steel pan.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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  • But if you look at it more closely you'll notice that at the foot of the tree is a small steel drum poking out of the rocks.
  • The source of the smoke was smoldering copper wire insulation in a steel drum.
  • Static and steel drum type rollers, only, should be used.
  • The outer drum may be tested as an outer steel drum intended to contain inner packagings.
  • Christine's collection of research material and music related to the steel drum is regarded as second to none.
  • The train consists of recycling machine hooked to a water tanker and steel drum roller with pad foot shell.
  • The gauges were being stored in a steel drum away from public access.
  • She organizes a community chorus, conducts a middle school jazz ensemble, and leads a steel drum band.

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