Definition of Highland fling noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Highland fling

BrE BrE//ˌhaɪlənd ˈflɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪlənd ˈflɪŋ//
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a fast Scottish dance that is danced by one person Culture In the Highland fling the dancer, usually a man, dances on the same spot, often with one arm above the head and the other resting on the hip, and makes quick arm and leg movements. It is often performed at Highland Gatherings.