Definition of breaststroke in English:

breaststroke

Syllabification: breast·stroke
Pronunciation: /ˈbrestˌstrōk
 
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noun

[in singular]
  • 1A style of swimming on one’s front, in which the arms are pushed forward and then swept back in a circular movement, while the legs are tucked in toward the body and then kicked out in a corresponding movement.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1 (the breaststroke) A race, typically of a specified length or kind, in which the breaststroke style of swimming is used: she won the 200 m breaststroke
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    • We've had two meets so far and the women's team has won both of them and I've won the breaststroke races.
    • She has the fastest time nationally in both the 100-metre and 200-metre breaststroke.
    • The captain led the way, winning in the 200 m individual medley and 200 m breaststroke.

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