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war dance

noun
1.
a dance preliminary to going into battle or in celebration of a victory, as formerly among American Indians.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15, Americanism
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war dance

noun
1.
a ceremonial dance performed before going to battle or after victory, esp by certain North American Indian peoples
2.
a dance representing warlike action
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