Definition of steel drum in English:

steel drum

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(also steel pan)


  • A percussion instrument originating in Trinidad, made out of an oil drum with one end beaten down and divided by grooves into sections to give different notes.
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    • Another aspect of Carnival in St Lucia is the steel pan, which originated in Trinidad.
    • As musical instruments go, the steel pan is a young creature.
    • The real key is the pedal steel guitar, clarinet and particularly the chiming steel pan that constitute the focal instruments.

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