Fox-trot



[foks-trot] /ˈfɒksˌtrɒt/

verb (used without object), fox-trotted, fox-trotting.
1.
to dance a fox trot.
noun
1.
a social dance, in quadruple meter, performed by couples, characterized by various combinations of slow and quick steps.
2.
a pace, as of a horse, consisting of a series of short steps, as in slackening from a trot to a walk.
n.

also fox-trot, foxtrot, “pace with short steps,” such as a fox’s, 1872, from fox (n.) + trot (n.). As a type of popular dance, from 1915.

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