Definition of dog paddle in English:

dog paddle

Syllabification: dog pad·dle
(British doggy-paddle)


An elementary swimming stroke like that of a swimming dog.
More example sentences
  • Their fur will hold air for a while, enough for a short dog-paddle, but beyond that their musculature just weighs them down.


(dog-paddle) [no object] Back to top  
Swim using this stroke.

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