The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information

2 definitions found
 for Clog dance
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clog \Clog\ (kl[o^]g), n. [OE. clogge clog, Scot. clag, n., a
     clot, v., to to obstruct, cover with mud or anything
     adhesive; prob. of the same origin as E. clay.]
     1. That which hinders or impedes motion; hence, an
        encumbrance, restraint, or impediment, of any kind.
        [1913 Webster]
              All the ancient, honest, juridical principles and
              institutions of England are so many clogs to check
              and retard the headlong course of violence and
              opression.                            --Burke.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A weight, as a log or block of wood, attached to a man or
        an animal to hinder motion.
        [1913 Webster]
              As a dog . . . but chance breaks loose,
              And quits his clog.                   --Hudibras.
        [1913 Webster]
              A clog of lead was round my feet.     --Tennyson.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. A shoe, or sandal, intended to protect the feet from wet,
        or to increase the apparent stature, and having,
        therefore, a very thick sole. Cf. Chopine.
        [1913 Webster]
              In France the peasantry goes barefoot; and the
              middle sort . . . makes use of wooden clogs.
        [1913 Webster]
     Clog almanac, a primitive kind of almanac or calendar,
        formerly used in England, made by cutting notches and
        figures on the four edges of a clog, or square piece of
        wood, brass, or bone; -- called also a Runic staff, from
        the Runic characters used in the numerical notation.
     Clog dance, a dance performed by a person wearing clogs, or
        thick-soled shoes.
     Clog dancer.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  clog dance
      n 1: a dance performed while wearing shoes with wooden soles;
           has heavy stamping steps [syn: clog dance, clog
           dancing, clog]

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org