Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mode of dressing the side hair adopted by men especially in the latter part of the eighteenth century; also, a wig so called.
- n. A brisk fancy step or caper in dancing, skating, etc.: as, to cut a pigeonwing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A wing of a pigeon, or a wing like it.
- n. An old mode of dressing men's side hair in a form likened to a pigeon's wings; also, a wig similarly shaped.
- n. (Dancing) A fancy step executed by jumping and striking the legs together.
- n. A certain fancy figure in skating.
- n. (Tempering) A color, brown shaded with purple, coming between dark brown and light blue in the table of colors in drawing the temper of hardened steel.
“Then catching her ragged skirts in either hand, she bowed low to her image, and, after cutting a formal and elaborate pigeonwing, settled down to a shuffle that shook the floor.”
“Then his opponent talked and sang; and as this produced no noticeable effect, he danced, and stooping, began "to cut the pigeonwing" directly under the rifle-barrel.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘pigeonwing’.
Wiggery. Even though kalayzich got there first with the list called wigs.
dancing on waves - a mysterious term of Chaucer that I can't bury or even embalm.
Looking for tweets for pigeonwing.