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square dance

noun
1.
a dance by a set of four couples arranged in a square or in some set form.
2.
hoedown (def 1).
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
Related forms
square dancer, noun
square dancing, noun

square-dance

[skwair-dans, -dahns] /ˈskwɛərˌdæns, -ˌdɑns/
verb (used without object), square-danced, square-dancing.
1.
to perform or participate in a square dance.
2.
to participate in a hoedown.
Origin
1955-60
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British Dictionary definitions for square-dance

square dance

noun
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) any of various formation dances, such as a quadrille, in which the couples form squares
verb
2.
(intransitive) to perform such a dance
Derived Forms
square-dancer, noun
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