buck-and-wing


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buck-and-wing

(bŭk′ənd-wĭng′)
n.
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.]
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buck′-and-wing′


n.
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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With the invention of animated film, the twentieth century saw dance disembodied for the first time: Walt Disney was only mimicking human movements when he gave Mickey a buck-and-wing, but he was working in another realm altogether when, for Fantasia, he made choreography on a two-dimensional corps of broomsticks.