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.
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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