sidestroke

noun
side·​stroke | \ ˈsīd-ˌstrōk How to pronounce sidestroke (audio) \

Definition of sidestroke

: a swimming stroke which is executed on the side and in which the arms are swept in separate strokes towards the feet and downward and the legs do a scissors kick

First Known Use of sidestroke

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sidestroke was in 1852

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“Sidestroke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sidestroke. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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