breaststroke
noun Date: 1867 a swimming stroke executed in a prone position by coordinating a kick in which the legs are brought forward with the knees together and the feet are turned outward and whipped back with a glide and a backward sweeping movement of the arms • breaststroker noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • breaststroke — [[t]bre̱stroʊk[/t]] N UNCOUNT: also the N Breaststroke is a swimming stroke which you do lying on your front, moving your arms and legs horizontally in a circular motion …   English dictionary

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  • breaststroke — n. type of swimming stroke wherein the arms are stretched together in front of the head then pushed forwards and swept back and the legs are tucked in and kicked out in rotation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • breaststroke — noun a style of swimming on one s front, in which the arms are pushed forwards and then swept back in a circular movement, while the legs are alternately tucked in and kicked out. Derivatives breaststroker noun …   English new terms dictionary

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