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noun

a social dance, in quadruple meter, performed by couples, characterized by various combinations of slow and quick steps.
a pace, as of a horse, consisting of a series of short steps, as in slackening from a trot to a walk.

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Origin of fox trot

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

Definition for fox trot (2 of 3)

fox-trot
[ foks-trot ]
/ ˈfɒksˌtrɒt /

verb (used without object), fox-trot·ted, fox-trot·ting.

to dance a fox trot.

Origin of fox-trot

First recorded in 1915–20

Definition for fox trot (3 of 3)

Foxtrot
[ foks-trot ]
/ ˈfɒksˌtrɒt /

noun

a word used in communications to represent the letter F.
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British Dictionary definitions for fox trot (1 of 2)

foxtrot
/ (ˈfɒksˌtrɒt) /

noun

a ballroom dance in quadruple time, combining short and long steps in various sequences

verb -trots, -trotting or -trotted

(intr) to perform this dance

British Dictionary definitions for fox trot (2 of 2)

Foxtrot
/ (ˈfɒksˌtrɒt) /

noun

communications a code word for the letter f
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