trudgen stroke
noun Etymology: John Trudgen died 1902 English swimmer Date: 1893 a swimming stroke consisting of alternating overarm strokes and a scissors kick

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  • Trudgen stroke — Trudg en stroke (Swimming) A racing stroke in which a double over arm motion is used; so called from its use by an amateur named Trudgen, but often erroneously written {trudgeon}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trudgen stroke — [truj′ən] n. 〚after J. Trudgen, Eng amateur who introduced it (1868)〛 a swimming stroke in which a double overarm motion and a scissors kick are used * * * …   Universalium

  • trudgen stroke — [truj′ən] n. [after J. Trudgen, Eng amateur who introduced it (1868)] a swimming stroke in which a double overarm motion and a scissors kick are used …   English World dictionary

  • trudgen stroke — …   Useful english dictionary

  • trudgen — /truj euhn/, n. Swimming. a stroke in which a double overarm motion and a scissors kick are used. Also called trudgen stroke. [1890 95; named after John Trudgen (1852 1902), British swimmer] * * * …   Universalium

  • Trudgen — The trudgen is a swimming stroke sometimes known as the racing stroke , or the East Indian stroke . It is named after the English swimmer John Trudgen (1852–1902) [New Oxford American Dictionary (Apple OEM implementation) Oxford University… …   Wikipedia

  • trudgen — [ trʌdʒ(ə)n] noun a swimming stroke like the crawl with a scissors movement of the legs. Origin C19: named after the English swimmer John Trudgen …   English new terms dictionary

  • trudgen crawl — ˈtrəjən noun Etymology: after John Trudgen, 19th century English amateur swimmer : a crawl stroke in which a scissors kick is combined with the flutter kick …   Useful english dictionary

  • trudgen — n. a swimming stroke like the crawl with a scissors movement of the legs. Etymology: J. Trudgen, 19th c. English swimmer …   Useful english dictionary

  • trudgen — noun A swimming stroke in which the left and right hands are alternately raised out of the water, brought forward and drawn back through the water. A scissor kick is performed on every second stroke …   Wiktionary

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