verb (used without object), back·stroked, back·strok·ing.
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Contemporary Examples of backstroke
Watch her steal the show in the 100-meter backstroke Monday.London Olympics’ Must-See Moments
The Daily Beast Video
August 1, 2012
Historical Examples of backstroke
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
Previously to this, the "backstroke" of the steamboat engine was either unknown or not generally known.
"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
- 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