steel drum

noun
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:
1950–55

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steel drum

noun
a concave percussion instrument made from the metal top of an oil drum; has an array of flattened areas that produce different tones when struck (of Caribbean origin) 
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Example sentences
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.
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