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
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)