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

  • n. An American country-dance in which couples perform various steps together to the instructions of a caller.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the common name throughout the United States for the old English “country dance,” or contradance (contredanse).
  • n. an old English contradance; -- so called in the United States.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. See reel, etc.

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

  • n. an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines

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