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[truhj-uh n] /ˈtrʌdʒ ən/
noun, Swimming.
a stroke in which a double overarm motion and a scissors kick are used.
Also called trudgen stroke.
Origin of trudgen
1890-95; named after John Trudgen (1852-1902), British swimmer Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He changed from breast to over-arm stroke, then he shifted to the crawl and trudgen stroke.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
British Dictionary definitions for trudgen


a type of swimming stroke that uses overarm action, as in the crawl, and a scissors kick
Word Origin
C19: named after John Trudgen, English swimmer, who introduced it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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