steel guitarsteel guitar
a type of guitar mounted horizontally upon legs or designed to be held flat across the lap of a seated player: the metal strings are plucked while a steel bar is slid across them to alter the pitch
- An acoustic guitar with a metal resonator built into the body, often played with a slide and producing a twangy, variable tone.
- See Hawaiian guitar.
(countable and uncountable, plural steel guitars)
- (uncountable) A method of playing slide guitar using a steel (a kind of slide).
- (countable) Any of several types of guitar designed to be played using this method.