Definition of heel and toe in US English:

heel and toe

noun

  • 1Any dance in which the heel and toes alternately touch the ground. Also more generally (informal): the action or activity of dancing.

  • 2The action or an act of walking, especially at a brisk pace (informal). Also: a type of walk in which the transfer of weight from heel to toe during each step is particularly marked. Now rare.

adverb

  • With reference to walking: such that the transfer of weight from heel to toe during each step is particularly marked, but the fact that one foot is always in contact with the ground distinguishes it from running.

adjective

  • 1Designating a type of walk in which the transfer of weight from heel to toe during each step is particularly marked, but the fact that one foot is always in contact with the ground distinguishes it from running.

  • 2Of a dance or dance step: involving the heel and toes alternately touching the ground.

  • 3In a motor vehicle: designating a driving technique in which two pedals (usually the brake and accelerator) are worked simultaneously with the heel and toe of one foot in order to maintain speed when cornering, changing to a lower gear, etc. Compare to heel and toe.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Lady's Monthly Museum. From heel + and + toe.