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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A movement in square dancing in which two dancers approach each other and circle back to back, then return to their original positions.
  • n. The call given to signal such a movement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a movement in square-dancing in which two dancers move around each other in a back-to-back position, and return to their original places.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a square-dance figure; two dancers approach each other and circle back to back before returning to their original places

Etymologies

Alteration of French dos à dos, back to back : dos, back (from Old French; see dossier) + à, to; see black-a-vised.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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