Definition of breaststroke in English:

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breaststroke

Pronunciation: /ˈbrɛs(t)strəʊk/

noun

A swimming stroke in which the arms are pushed forwards and then swept back in a circular movement, while the legs are tucked in towards the body and then kicked out in a corresponding movement: the breaststroke is one of the most difficult strokes I am good at breaststroke [as modifier]: backstroke and breaststroke events
More example sentences
  • I walked away, mentally praising myself for putting in those long hours working on my breaststroke kick.
  • There were individual medleys, as well as backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and freestyle events.
  • When I recovered, I headed at a fast breaststroke towards the side, but I got a side cramp.

Derivatives

breaststroker

noun
Example sentences
  • The two British breaststrokers both qualified for tonight's final.
  • These ladies were champion breaststrokers and divers in their youth, dominating national competitions.
  • The backstroker is first, the breaststroker is second, the butterflier is third, and the freestyler is last.

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