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freestyle

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noun free·style \ˈfrē-ˌstī(-ə)l\

Simple Definition of freestyle

  • : a competition (such as a swimming race) in which the competitors are allowed to use different styles or methods

Full Definition of freestyle

  1. 1 :  a competition in which the contestant is given more latitude than in related events; especially :  swimming competition in which the swimmer may use any stroke

  2. 2 :  crawl 2

free·styl·er noun

Circa 1934

First Known Use of freestyle

circa 1934


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