snake-dance
intransitive verb Date: 1922 to engage in a snake dance

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • snake dance — snake′ dance n. 1) any of various ceremonial dances of American Indian peoples in which snakes are handled or imitated by the dancers 2) a parade or procession in which the participants weave in single file in a serpentine course • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • snake-dance — /snayk dans , dahns /, v.i., snake danced, snake dancing. to perform a snake dance. [1880 85] * * * snake dance, 1. U.S. an informal parade of persons dancing in a zigzag line in celebration, as of a victory or event: »There were victory rallies… …   Useful english dictionary

  • snake-dance — /snayk dans , dahns /, v.i., snake danced, snake dancing. to perform a snake dance. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • snake dance — noun 1. a group advancing in a single file serpentine path • Hypernyms: ↑file, ↑single file, ↑Indian file 2. a ceremonial dance (as by the Hopi) in which snakes are handled or invoked • Regions: ↑United States, ↑United States …   Useful english dictionary

  • snake dance — noun Date: 1772 1. a ceremonial dance in which snakes or their images are handled, invoked, or symbolically imitated by individual sinuous actions 2. a group progression in a single file serpentine path (as in celebration of an athletic victory) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • snake dance — 1. a ceremonial dance of the American Indian in which snakes or representations of snakes are handled or imitated by the dancers. 2. a parade or procession, esp. in celebration of a sports victory, in which the participants weave in single file… …   Universalium

  • snake dance — type of dance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Snake dance (disambiguation) — Snake dance or Snakedance may refer to: *Snake dance, a parade before a high school or college homecoming dance * Snakedance , a 1983 serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who * Snake Dance , a song by The Rainmakers from …   Wikipedia

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