pigeonwing
noun Date: circa 1808 a fancy dance step executed by jumping and striking the legs together

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  • Pigeonwing — Pi geon*wing , n. 1. A wing of a pigeon, or a wing like it. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. An old mode of dressing men s side hair in a form likened to a pigeon s wings; also, a wig similarly shaped. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. (Dancing) A fancy step… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pigeonwing — [pij′ənwiŋ΄] n. ☆ 1. a fancy dance step performed by jumping and striking the legs together 2. a figure in skating, outlining a pigeon wing …   English World dictionary

  • pigeonwing — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. a. : a wing of a pigeon b. : a wing resembling that of a pigeon 2. a. : a fancy dance step executed by jumping and striking the legs together performing capers … and pigeonwings around each other …   Useful english dictionary

  • pigeonwing — /pij euhn wing /, n. 1. a particular figure in skating, outlining the spread wing of a pigeon. 2. a similar fancy step or evolution in dancing. [1775 85; PIGEON1 + WING] * * * …   Universalium

  • pigeonwing — pi•geon•wing [[t]ˈpɪdʒ ənˌwɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) spo a fancy figure in skating 2) mad a fancy step in dancing • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • pigeonwing — /ˈpɪdʒənwɪŋ/ (say pijuhnwing) noun 1. a fancy step or evolution in dancing. 2. US a particular figure in skating, outlining the spread wing of a pigeon …   Australian English dictionary

  • List of North American folk music traditions — This is a list of folk music traditions, with styles, dances, instruments and other related topics. The term folk music can not be easily defined in a precise manner; it is used with widely varying definitions depending on the author, intended… …   Wikipedia

  • ailes de pigeon — eldəpēzhōⁿ Etymology: French, literally, pigeon wings : pigeonwing 3 * * * ailes de pigeon /el də pē zhɔ̃ˈ/ (French) plural noun Powdered side curls of hair, known as ‘pigeon s wings’ …   Useful english dictionary

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