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freestyle

Syllabification: free·style
Pronunciation: /ˈfrēˌstīl
 
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Definition of freestyle in English:

adjective

Denoting a contest or version of a sport in which there are few restrictions on the moves or techniques that competitors employ: freestyle wrestling
More example sentences
  • He is a former amateur great, who went on to win a gold medal for freestyle wrestling during the 1996 Olympics.
  • Finally, in 2005, the X Games hosted its first women's freestyle contest.
  • Swimmers Darian Townsend, Lyndon Ferns and Karl Thaning race in a freestyle time trial at the Olympic Aquatic Centre.

noun

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A contest in which there are few restrictions, in particular a swimming race in which competitors may use any stroke.
Example sentences
  • The most recent world records by Ian Thorpe in the 200 and 400 meter freestyles are the latest testaments to the strength of freestyle swimming by Australians.
  • In January I raced a 1650 freestyle with my heart rate monitor on, and I was anaerobic the whole way.
  • In freestyle, the fastest swimmers had the greatest distance per stroke at slow swimming speeds.

Derivatives

freestyler

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noun
Example sentences
  • ‘I'm the best prepared I've ever been,’ Alison Sheppard, the 50 metres freestyler who is at her fifth Olympics, said.
  • ‘It was tough racing the two greatest freestylers of all time,’ Phelps said.
  • I swam against the two fastest 200-meter freestylers of all time, and I broke the American record.

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