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sidestroke

[sahyd-strohk] /ˈsaɪdˌstroʊk/
noun
1.
a stroke in which the body is turned sideways in the water, the hands pull alternately, and the legs perform a scissors kick.
verb (used without object), sidestroked, sidestroking.
2.
to swim the sidestroke.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; side1 + stroke1
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British Dictionary definitions for side stroke

sidestroke

/ˈsaɪdˌstrəʊk/
noun
1.
a type of swimming stroke in which the swimmer lies sideways in the water paddling with his arms and making a scissors kick with his legs
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