backstroke


back·stroke

noun \-ˌstrōk\

: a way of swimming in which a person floats in the water facing upward while kicking the legs and rotating the arms; also : a race in which the swimmers do the backstroke

Full Definition of BACKSTROKE

:  a swimming stroke executed on the back and usually consisting of alternating circular arm pulls and a flutter kick
back·strok·er \-ˌstrō-kər\ noun

Examples of BACKSTROKE

  1. She got into the pool and began to do the backstroke.
  2. She won the 50-meter backstroke.

First Known Use of BACKSTROKE

1879

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