breaststroke

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noun breast·stroke \ˈbres(t)-ˌstrōk\

Definition of breaststroke

  1. :  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

breaststroker

play \-ˌstrō-kər\ noun

Examples of breaststroke in a sentence

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

1867

First Known Use of breaststroke

1867


BREASTSTROKE Defined for English Language Learners

breaststroke

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noun breast·stroke \ˈbres(t)-ˌstrōk\

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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