Definitions

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

  • n. A walk on the surface of the moon by an astronaut.
  • intransitive v. To walk on the surface of the moon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An exploration of the Moon's surface on foot (by an astronaut)
  • n. A dance in which the dancer slides backwards though the feet move as if he was walking forwards
  • v. To walk on the surface of the moon
  • v. To perform the dance step

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a kind of dance step in which the dancer seems to be sliding backward on the spot.
  • n. an exploratory walk by an astronaut on the surface of Earth's moon.

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

  • n. a kind of dance step in which the dancer seems to be sliding on the spot
  • n. an exploratory walk by an astronaut on the surface of the moon

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Examples

  • NASA Releases Restored Apollo 11 Moonwalk Video - The original video of the historic moonwalk is probably lost forever, but to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first humans to reach the lunar surface, NASA and a Hollywood film company have culled a backup tape, CBS archival footage and NASA kinescopes to release a newly restored version of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's romp on the moon.

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  • As some people already know, a dance move called the moonwalk (aka backslide) had been existed before it became the "moonwalk".

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  • She goes on and on for 30 MINUTES about how Art had some people on the show who say that the moonwalk was a hoax.

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  • The film is named after the dance technique known as the moonwalk which was one of his trademark moves.

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  • Inflatable bouncer, also known as moonwalk, bounce house, bouncy castle, stands among the most ridiculous sources of amusement in the 21st century.

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  • Mr. Kennedy urged the public to be vigilant for signs of the "politicians 'moonwalk" - a phenomenon in which elected leaders introduce legislation that gives the illusion of giant steps forward, but "really what they're doing is sliding backwards."

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  • Folks who subscribe to the second scenario are known as moonwalk watched by millions of people on live television was staged at some secret location here on earth.

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  • Wes doing the moonwalk was the most kickass moment since Dean Geyer did that backflip.

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  • Oh and the "moonwalk" was probably invented by MJ so he could silently slip out of little boys rooms without anyone hearing him. angdesj

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  • That sentence has seven different meanings depending on which word has the emphasis. angdesj: Oh and the "moonwalk" was probably invented by MJ so he could silently slip out of little boys rooms without anyone hearing him.

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