Thick-skinned individual marched awkwardly around yard after start of parade (9)
I believe the answer is:
'parade' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I don't see how they can define each other.
I don't understand how the rest of the clue works.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for pachyderm that I've seen before include "Thick-skinned animal like elephant or rhino" , "One thick-skinned" , "Elephant, hippo etc" , "Thick-skinned beast, such as a rhino" , "Large hoofed animal with a very thick skin" .)