Definition of backstroke
: a swimming stroke executed on the back and usually consisting of alternating circular arm pulls and a flutter kick
backstrokerplay \-ˌstrō-kər\ noun
Examples of backstroke in a Sentence
She got into the pool and began to do the backstroke.
She won the 50-meter backstroke.
First Known Use of backstroke
BACKSTROKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of backstroke for English Language Learners
: 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
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