ladies chain

noun, often capitalized L&C

Definition of ladies chain

: a square-dance figure in which the women give their right hands to each other as they cross over to the opposite men who take their left hands and swing them as they arrive

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“Ladies chain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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