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A country-dance figure in which couples or a couple join hands and swing around the floor.
[French, pushpin, diminutive of obsolete pousse, a push, from pousser, to push, from Old French poulser, pousser, to push, from Latin pulsāre, frequentative of pellere, to push; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Dancing) a figure in country dancing in which couples hold hands and move up or down the set to change positions
(Dancing) (intr) to perform such a figure
[C19: from French, from pousser to push]
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Past participle: poussetted
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