Definition of flutter kick in English:

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flutter kick


A brisk, alternating, up-and-down movement of the legs when swimming with certain strokes, such as the crawl.
Example sentences
  • The crawl stroke, with flutter kick, had been introduced into competitive swimming a few years earlier by another Aussie.
  • It was the kind of open-water course that required exactly the kind of swimming Kahanamoku did best-the Australian freestyle crawl with a deep flutter kick.
  • Another drill that can aid in the acceleration for recovery is swimming butterfly with a flutter kick.

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Syllabification: flut·ter kick

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