verb (used without object), back·stroked, back·strok·ing.
Examples from the Web for backstroke
Watch her steal the show in the 100-meter backstroke Monday.
"C" some distance to right of point but on level with "E." The backstroke of the latter nearly touches the point.The Die Varieties of the Nesbitt Series of United States Envelopes|Victor M. Berthold
Previously to this, the "backstroke" of the steamboat engine was either unknown or not generally known.
A backstroke of Gino's oar, however, soon brought the side of the arrested boat to a flight of steps.The Bravo|J. Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for backstroke
- a stroke performed on the back, using backward circular strokes of each arm alternately and flipper movements of the feet
- (as modifier)the backstroke champion