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Pronunciation: (ket'l-drum"), [key]
a drum consisting of a hollow hemisphere of brass, copper, or fiberglass over which is stretched a skin, the tension of which can be modified by hand screws or foot pedals to vary the pitch. Cf. timpani.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

kettle-bottomkettle hole
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