flutter kick
noun Date: circa 1934 an alternating whipping motion of the legs used in various swimming styles (as the crawl)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • flutter kick — n. a swimming kick in which the legs are moved up and down in short, rapid, steady strokes …   English World dictionary

  • Flutter kick — The flutter kick is a kicking movement used in both swimming and calisthenics.In swimming (either front crawl or backstroke), the legs are extended straight out in line with the body and then moved up and down, the one leg kicking downwards as… …   Wikipedia

  • flutter kick — flut′ter kick n. spo a swimming kick in which the legs make rapid alternate up and down movements while the knees remain rigid …   From formal English to slang

  • flutter kick — noun a swimming kick; the legs are moved rapidly up and down without bending the knees • Hypernyms: ↑swimming kick • Part Holonyms: ↑crawl, ↑front crawl, ↑Australian crawl, ↑backstroke …   Useful english dictionary

  • flutter kick — a swimming kick in which the legs make rapid alternate up and down movements while the knees remain rigid, as in the crawl. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • flutter kick — noun a kick technique in which the swimmer kicks the legs alternately up and down for propulsion …   Wiktionary

  • flutter-kick — /ˈflʌtə kɪk/ (say flutuh kik) noun (in swimming) a kick, usually performed as part of freestyle, in which the legs are held straight and moved up and down alternately …   Australian English dictionary

  • flutter — /ˈflʌtə / (say flutuh) verb (i) 1. to flap or wave lightly in air, as a flag. 2. (of birds, etc.) to flap or attempt to flap the wings, or fly with flapping movements. 3. to move in quick, irregular motions. 4. to beat fast and irregularly, as… …   Australian English dictionary

  • flutter — flutterer, n. flutteringly, adv. /flut euhr/, v.i. 1. to wave, flap, or toss about: Banners fluttered in the breeze. 2. to flap the wings rapidly; fly with flapping movements. 3. to move in quick, irregular motions; vibrate. 4. to beat rapidly,… …   Universalium

  • flutter board — flutter board, = kick board. (Cf. ↑kick board) …   Useful english dictionary

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