flutter kick


Definition of flutter kick 

: an alternating whipping motion of the legs used in various swimming styles (such as the crawl)

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For the flutter kicks, adjust the angle of your legs depending on your level of strength. Anna Kaiser, Time, "7 Moves to Tighten Your Core From Celebrity Trainer Anna Kaiser," 27 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of flutter kick

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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