1. A dance in 2/4 or 4/4 time, characterized by quick steps.
2. A pace like that which is adopted for a few steps, by a horse, when passing from a walk into a trot, or a trot into a walk.
Ballroom dance originating in the US about 1914. Believed to be named for Harry Fox, an American vaudeville comedian who did a distinctive trotting dance to ragtime music. fox trot
A ballroom dance in quadruple time; combines short and long and fast and slow steps fixed sequences. SYN. foxtrot