moonwalk

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moon·walk

 (mo͞on′wôk′)
n.
1. A walk on the surface of the moon by an astronaut.
2. A dance step in which the dancer creates the illusion of walking forward while actually sliding back one foot at a time.
intr.v. moon·walked, moon·walk·ing, moon·walks
1. To walk on the surface of the moon.
2. To perform the moonwalk dance step.

moon′walk′er n.

moonwalk

(ˈmuːnˌwɔːk)
n
1. (Astronomy) an instance of walking on the moon
2. (Dancing) a type of dance, popular in the 1980s, in which the dancer appears to be sliding on the spot
vb
3. (Astronomy) (intr) to walk on the moon's surface
4. (tr) to move (someone) along as if dancing the moonwalk
5. (Dancing) (intr) to dance the moonwalk

moon•walk

(ˈmunˌwɔk)

n.
an exploratory walk by an astronaut on the surface of the moon.
[1965–70, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moonwalk - a kind of dance step in which the dancer seems to be sliding on the spot; "Michael Jackson perfected the moonwalk in the 1980s"
dance step, step - a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance; "he taught them the waltz step"
2.moonwalk - an exploratory walk by an astronaut on the surface of the moon
walk - the act of walking somewhere; "he took a walk after lunch"
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