sidestroke
noun Date: 1867 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sidestroke — [sīd′strōk΄] n. a swimming stroke performed, while lying sideways in the water, by working the arms alternately backward and forward while executing a scissors kick with the legs …   English World dictionary

  • Sidestroke — The sidestroke is a swimming stroke, so named because the swimmer lies on one side. It is helpful as a lifesaving technique and is often used for long distance swimming. The sidestroke allows the swimmer great endurance. Instead of working both… …   Wikipedia

  • sidestroke — n. to do, swim the sidestroke * * * [ saɪdstrəʊk] swim the sidestroke to do …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sidestroke — /suyd strohk /, n., v., sidestroked, sidestroking. Swimming. n. 1. a stroke in which the body is turned sideways in the water, the hands pull alternately, and the legs perform a scissors kick. v.i. 2. to swim the sidestroke. [1750 60; SIDE1 +… …   Universalium

  • sidestroke — side•stroke [[t]ˈsaɪdˌstroʊk[/t]] n. v. stroked, strok•ing 1) spo a swimming stroke in which the body is turned sideways in the water, the hands pull alternately, and the legs perform a scissors kick 2) cvb spo to swim the sidestroke • Etymology …   From formal English to slang

  • sidestroke — noun A swimming stroke swam on the swimmers side …   Wiktionary

  • sidestroke — Synonyms and related words: Australian crawl, aquaplaning, aquatics, backstroke, balneation, bathe, bathing, breaststroke, butterfly, crawl, diving, dog paddle, fin, fishtail, flapper, flipper, floating, natation, surfboarding, surfing, swim,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sidestroke — n. swimming stroke in which a person swims on one side while performing alternating hand strokes and scissor kicks …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sidestroke — noun a swimming stroke similar to the breaststroke in which the swimmer lies on their side …   English new terms dictionary

  • sidestroke — /ˈsaɪdstroʊk/ (say suydstrohk) noun a swimming stroke in which the body is turned sideways in the water, the hands pulling alternately, and the legs performing a scissors kick. {side + stroke1} …   Australian English dictionary

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