snake-dance

verb \ ˈsnāk-ˌdan(t)s \

Definition of snake-dance

snake-danced; snake-dancing; snake-dances
: to engage in a snake dance

First Known Use of snake-dance

1922

in the meaning defined above

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snake dance

noun

Definition of snake dance

1 : a ceremonial dance in which snakes or their images are handled, invoked, or symbolically imitated by individual sinuous actions
2 : a group progression in a single-file serpentine path (as in celebration of an athletic victory)

First Known Use of snake dance

1772

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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