war dance(redirected from War-dances)
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A dance performed before a battle or as a celebration after a victory, as in traditional Native American societies.
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a ceremonial dance performed before going to battle or after victory, esp by certain North American Indian peoples
2. (Dancing) a dance representing warlike action
(formerly among American Indians) a dance prior to going into battle or in celebration of a victory.