noun \ˈbres(t)-ˌstrōk\

: a way of swimming in which the swimmer's face is in the water and the arms move in a large motion from front to back as the feet kick outward; also : a race in which the swimmers do the breaststroke

Full Definition of BREASTSTROKE

:  a swimming stroke executed in a prone position by coordinating a kick in which the legs are brought forward with the knees together and the feet are turned outward and whipped back with a glide and a backward sweeping movement of the arms
breast·strok·er \-ˌstrō-kər\ noun


  1. I'll be competing in the 50-meter breaststroke.

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