mosh pit


Definition of mosh pit

: an area in front of a stage where very physical and rough dancing takes place at a rock concert

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There are jackets meant to be worn on the back of a motorcycle, thrift store finds covered in safety pins for mosh pit–loving punks, and last but not least, sharp leather blazers in red and camel tones for business men and women. Vogue, "No Mo Moto: This Is the Black Leather Jacket You Need Now," 6 Apr. 2019 Other Rams were spread across the mosh pit of a floor at the State Farm Arena, dealing with the microphones and TV cameras and the noise bouncing through the building. Barry Wilner, The Seattle Times, "Media night more like a mosh pit and Mardi Gras," 29 Jan. 2019 Dozens in the middle of the crowd formed a mosh pit, jumping up and down. Alene Tchekmedyian,, "Boisterous crowd blocks roadway in Fairfax area during memorial for slain rapper XXXTentacion," 20 June 2018 Player of the game: Royals reliever Brian Flynn was pushed into a mosh pit and doused in water in the Royals' clubhouse after the game for his work preserving the 6-2 lead the Royals had when Kennedy departed. Maria Torres, kansascity, "‘Fun-to-watch’ Mondesi continues to progress as Royals snap losing streak, beat Twins," 10 July 2018 In Los Angeles, hundreds of fans turned Melrose Avenue into a mosh pit in celebration and mourning on the night of June 19. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Slain rapper XXXTentacion gets sendoff at memorial in Florida hockey arena," 27 June 2018 Some climbed onto rooftops, and at one point, a mosh pit formed in the middle of the crowd. NBC News, "As fans mourn rapper XXXTentacion's death, police search for his killer," 20 June 2018 Dozens participated in a mosh pit in the center of the streets. Dave Quinn,, "XXXTentacion's Impromptu Memorial Shut Down by Police as Crowd Turns to Chaos," 20 June 2018 In Los Angeles, hundreds of fans turned Melrose Avenue into a mosh pit in celebration and mourning of XXXTentacion late Tuesday night. Washington Post, "Fans grieve as detectives search for XXXTentacion’s killers," 20 June 2018

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1988, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of mosh pit

informal : an area in front of a stage at a rock concert where people dance in a wild and rough way

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