backstroke

the backstroke

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back +‎ stroke

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backstroke (plural backstrokes)

  1. A swimming stroke swum lying on one's back, while rotating both arms through the water as to propel the swimmer backwards.
  2. (bellringing) The pull on the tail of the rope that swings the bell through a full circle (compare handstroke)

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backstroke (third-person singular simple present backstrokes, present participle backstroking, simple past and past participle backstroked)

  1. To swim the backstroke.

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Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 00:39