A swimming stroke like the crawl with a scissors movement of the legs.
- Freestyle in those days was the trudgen, an alternating overarm stroke with a scissors kick.
- The efficiency of the evolving speed strokes - overarm sidestroke, trudgen and, later, the crawl stroke-could now be tested more accurately and scientifically.
- John Trudgen developed the hand-over-hand stroke, then named the trudgen.
Late 19th century: named after John Trudgen (1852–1902), English swimmer.
Words that rhyme with trudgenbludgeon, curmudgeon, dudgeon, gudgeon
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