free-style

freestyle

[free-stahyl]
noun
1.
Swimming.
a.
competition in which any of the standard strokes may be used, according to the swimmer's choice.
b.
the crawl.
2.
Wrestling. catch-as-catch-can.
3.
(in other sports) a performance or routine featuring relatively free, unrestricted movement or intended to demonstrate an individual's special skills or style, as in figure skating, gymnastics, or surfing.

Origin:
1930–35; free + style

freestyler, noun
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freestyle (ˈfriːˌstaɪl)
 
n
1.  a competition or race, as in swimming, in which each participant may use a style of his or her choice instead of a specified style
2.  a.  an amateur style of wrestling with an agreed set of rules
 b.  Also called: all-in wrestling a style of professional wrestling with no internationally agreed set of rules
3.  a series of acrobatics performed in skiing, etc
4.  (as modifier): a freestyle event

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freestyle
1934, in swimming, 1950 in general use, from free + style; as an adj., from 1957.
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