sidestroke

sidestroke

[sahyd-strohk] Swimming.
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:
1750–60; side1 + stroke1

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sidestroke (ˈsaɪdˌstrəʊk)
 
n
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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