freestyle

noun, often attributive free·style \ ˈfrē-ˌstī(-ə)l \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

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

freestyler

noun

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First Known Use of freestyle

1913


FREESTYLE Defined for English Language Learners

freestyle

noun

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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