high-hat cymbals

or hi-hat cymbals

plural noun Music.
  1. a pair of cymbals mounted on a rod so that the upper cymbal can be lifted and dropped on the lower by means of a pedal.

Origin of high-hat cymbals

First recorded in 1930–35
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