Definition of pipe dance in US English:

pipe dance


  • 1North American. A North American Indian ceremonial dance involving or relating to a peace pipe or calumet.

  • 2British. A dance in which the dancer steps between long clay pipes on the floor; the music for this dance. rare.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in Jonathan Carver (1710–1780), explorer and writer. From pipe + dance.