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A style of step dance featuring energetic leg and arm movements and typically performed in wooden-soled shoes, popular in the 19th-century United States and considered an early form of tap dance.

[From buck (dance) + (pigeon) wing, a dance step in which the performer jumps up and strikes one leg against the other while in the air.]


a tap dance marked by vigorous hopping figures and heel clicks.
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Noun1.buck-and-wing - a solo tap dance emphasizing sharp taps
tap dance, tap dancing - a dance step tapped out audibly with the feet
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Archibald, mark you, whose golf was a kind of blend of hockey, Swedish drill, and buck-and-wing dancing.
I'll meet you outside, after the last act," Martin whispered, the while his face showed undivided interest in the buck-and-wing dancing on the stage.