a band, native to Trinidad and common in the West Indies, using steel drums cut to various heights and tuned to specific pitches.
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How to use steel band in a sentence
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.Shelters, Shacks and Shanties | D.C. Beard
But he could not see the cockpit as a section of wing covered it like a steel band.Dave Dawson at Truk | Robert Sydney Bowen
It is sheathed with a steel band, which holds it like a vice, and it is cheaper and more lasting than iron.Hesperothen; Notes from the West, Vol. 1 (of 2) | W. H. Russell
A steel band seemed to grip his throat and make the swallowing of food impossible.The Sheriff's Son | William MacLeod Raine
The steel band I is mounted on a disk with a projecting arm, the end of which is clipped to the frame tube.
British Dictionary definitions for 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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