dog paddle

noun

Definition of dog paddle

: an elementary swimming stroke in which the arms paddle in the water and the legs maintain a kicking motion

Other Words from dog paddle

dog-paddle \ ˈdȯg-​ˌpa-​dᵊl How to pronounce dog-paddle (audio) \ intransitive verb

First Known Use of dog paddle

1874, in the meaning defined above

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