frog kick


: a breaststroke kick executed with the knees primarily turned outward and the legs alternately separated and closed

Examples of frog kick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This response was almost autonomic; like watching the leg of a dead frog kick when an electric current runs through its corpse. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 2 Sep. 2022 Mortensen was even able to perfectly replicate Stanton’s slow, precise underwater swimming and breathing techniques, including his specialized frog kick in which his legs push water out rather than back and down so that no sediment is disturbed. Paddy O'Connell, Outside Online, 4 Aug. 2022 Other collisions are hard to avoid—like when anyone tries to swim around a breaststroker, with their wide sweeping frog kick. Laine Higgins, WSJ, 18 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of frog kick was in 1896

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Cite this Entry

“Frog kick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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