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steel band

noun, Music.
a band, native to Trinidad and common in the West Indies, using steel drums cut to various heights and tuned to specific pitches.
Origin of steel band
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • C, 219 is a small block of wood on which a steel-band spring has been screwed to keep the key in its proper place.

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steel band

(music) a type of instrumental band, popular in the Caribbean Islands, consisting mainly of tuned percussion instruments made chiefly from the heads of oil drums, hammered or embossed to obtain different notes
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