Definition of heelwork in English:

heelwork

noun

  • 1In dancing: the manner in which a person uses or moves the heels; this considered as an art or skill, especially the tapping or stamping of the heels to create a rhythmic sound (as in flamenco).

  • 2The action or practice of walking with one's dog close to one's heel. Now frequently in heelwork to music: such steps or movement choreographed to music, with the dog and its handler in close synchronization; this as a competitive sport.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From heel + work.

Pronunciation

heelwork

/ˈhiːlwəːk/