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dog paddle

noun
1.
a simple swimming stroke mainly used to stay afloat while remaining almost stationary in the water, executed by paddling both arms underwater while kicking the legs, with the body in a crouching position and the head above water.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05

dog-paddle

[dawg-pad-l, dog-] /ˈdɔgˌpæd l, ˈdɒg-/
verb (used without object), dog-paddled, dog-paddling.
1.
to swim or keep afloat by use of the dog paddle.
Origin
1900-05
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  • They have a strong dog paddle, and can even go quite a distance underwater, walking along the bottom of streams and ponds.
British Dictionary definitions for dog paddle

dog paddle

noun
1.
another name for doggy paddle
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