American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dance performed with swords, especially one performed around swords laid on the ground.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dance in which the display of naked swords, and in some cases movements made with them, form a part. Especially— A dance in which the movements of a sword-combat are imitated.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A dance performed over swords laid on the ground, but without touching them.
- n. any of various dances by men who step nimbly over swords or flourish them in the air
“Itazura moved back one step, then came forward, snapping his wrists just enough to make the tip of his sword dance a small circle in the air as it connected with the tip of Gash’s, the colliding steel blades glistening under the streetlights, striking together with a high-pitched, deadly, almost musical shhhhkick!”
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