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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.]
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a tap dance marked by vigorous hopping figures and heel clicks.
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