Definition of freestyle
1 : a competition in which the contestant is given more latitude than in related events; especially : a swimming competition in which the swimmer may use any stroke
2 : crawl 2
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The dance group Dogs Gone Dancing starred in one of the events, performing freestyle dance.
Coming up ▪ A free freestyle show is set for 9 p.m. Saturday at Hialeah Park.
In doing so, Teigen joins the musical canon of artists like the Migos and Ludacris who have used children's literature as a way to freestyle rap in the past.
The race weekend also features for the first time drone racing from the Professional Aerial League (PAL), alongside freestyle exhibitions and drone education activities.
The Boilermakers' Luke Welch won the 125-pound freestyle title in the university nationals.
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.
Emma Chard (400-meter freestyle) and Ally Kleinsorgen (100-meter backstroke) clocked career bests in their events at the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships on Friday.
Individually, Grafton swimmer Autumn Haebig closed her prep career with 14 state titles and set Division 2 records in the 100-yard backstroke and 500 freestyle in the fall.
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Definition of freestyle for English Language Learners
: a competition (such as a swimming race) in which the competitors are allowed to use different styles or methods
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