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

Definition of dog paddle in English:

noun

An elementary swimming stroke like that of a swimming dog.
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.

verb

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

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