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Meaning of snake dance

snake' dance"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a ceremonial dance of the American Indian in which snakes or representations of snakes are handled or imitated by the dancers.
  2. a parade or procession, esp. in celebration of a sports victory, in which the participants weave in single file in a serpentine course.

snake-dance

Pronunciation: (snāk'dans", -däns"), [key]
— -danced, -danc•ing.
  1. to perform a snake dance.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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