from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In car-building, a step or a short flight of steps inclosed at the sides by a stringer or guard; a platform-step in a passenger-car.
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My sisters and I called the box-step “the disaster dance.”
Kevin eyed me from across the room, doing the box-step with my mother.
So in our living room, two hours before the big dance, Tony Bennett was in the background leaving his heart in San Francisco, and my husband and I were doing our best to two-step, three-step, box-step—anything that looked remotely close to dancing.
They dance to their own drummer, and when they do, they don't do the box-step, they boogie!
Hands still in his pockets, he did a graceful little box-step, then gave Gemma a sideways glance.