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
breaststrokerplay \-ˌstrō-kər\ noun
Examples of breaststroke in a Sentence
I'll be competing in the 50-meter breaststroke.
Recent Examples of breaststroke from the Web
King won all three American breaststroke titles in Indianapolis.
Leftwich thinks that the twist might help cup the water in front of the sea lion and push it backwards so that the sea lion can shoot forwards, the same way a human does when swimming freestyle or breaststroke.
The 200-meter breaststroke is not necessarily a specialty of King.
Enter Whitley, who arrives at this week's U.S. nationals seeded eighth in the 200 breaststroke, ninth in the 50 and 11th in the 100.
Efimova is defending world champion in the 100 breaststroke, and her recent Russian record of 1:04.82 is faster than King’s gold-winning time of 1:04.93.
Nguyen, who broke an 18-year-old San Diego Section record in winning the 100-yard breaststroke in the Division II finals and is a nine-time section champion, hopes to continue swimming at Cal as a walk-on.
Mustang individuals who stand a good chance of scoring in their specialties include Birrer (100-yard butterfly, 100 freestyle), Carpenter (100 backstroke), Jee (100 breaststroke) and Clarno (200 individual medley).
Pradels had a third-place time of 1:07.01 in the 100 breaststroke.
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First Known Use of breaststroke
BREASTSTROKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of breaststroke for English Language Learners
: 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
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