- a dance preliminary to going into battle or in celebration of a victory, as formerly among American Indians.
Origin of war dance
Related Words for war dancebanzai
Examples from the Web for war dance
Historical Examples of war dance
Probably then you will dance the war-dance of exasperation on its dismembered remains.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
They danced upon the sea of fire as warriors dance the war-dance.The Book of Nature Myths
He hopped and leaped like a Winnebago chief in the war-dance.Down The River
They supposed it a festival got up for their entertainment, as they would got up a war-dance to please their guests.
George had seen little of the red men and begged them to hold a war-dance.Historic Boyhoods
Rupert Sargent Holland
- a ceremonial dance performed before going to battle or after victory, esp by certain North American Indian peoples
- a dance representing warlike action