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  1. an exploratory walk by an astronaut on the surface of the moon.

  2. a dance move in which the dancer appears to slide backwards involuntarily while making the motions of walking forward, an illusion achieved by rising onto the ball of one foot, which bears the weight, while sliding the other foot backwards in a flat position, and alternating this step between feet.

verb (used without object)
  1. (of an astronaut) to walk on the surface of the moon.

  2. to perform the moonwalk dance move.

Origin of moonwalk

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70; moon + walk

Other words from moonwalk

  • moon·walk·er, noun

Words Nearby moonwalk Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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