Entry from US English dictionary
A dance step in which the feet describe the form of a square or rectangle.
- They often meet for the first time in a Board of Education night class or a dance studio, where they must come to grips with the proper dance hold and the box step.
- The patch on my foot was thick and nearly made a tap shoe sound when I walked, so it was possible for me to do a box step barefoot, to entertain friends and relatives at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
- I get horrible high-school musical flashbacks from ‘Finian's Rainbow’ - something about doing a box step on a hay bale while wearing a poofy gingham dress, and then everything sort of goes black.
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Syllabification: box step
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