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pigeonwing

[pij-uh n-wing]
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noun
  1. a particular figure in skating, outlining the spread wing of a pigeon.
  2. a similar fancy step or evolution in dancing.
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Origin of pigeonwing

First recorded in 1775–85; pigeon1 + wing
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  • Pigeonwing, and could sing cavatinas and galop galops with the best of them.

    Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 7, May 14, 1870

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for pigeonwing

pigeonwing

noun
  1. mainly US a fancy step in dancing in which the feet are clapped together
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