eightsome eight"some n. eight people considered as a unit; as, there was an eightsome ahead of us on the golf course.

Syn: octet, octette. [WordNet 1.5]

2. a Scottish reel for eight dancers. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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