dog paddle


noun

a simple swimming stroke mainly used to stay afloat while remaining almost stationary in the water, executed by paddling both arms underwater while kicking the legs, with the body in a crouching position and the head above water.

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Origin of dog paddle

First recorded in 1900–05

Words nearby dog paddle

Definition for dog paddle (2 of 2)

dog-paddle
[ dawg-pad-l, dog- ]
/ ˈdɔgˌpæd l, ˈdɒg- /

verb (used without object), dog-pad·dled, dog-pad·dling.

to swim or keep afloat by use of the dog paddle.

Origin of dog-paddle

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for dog paddle

dog paddle

noun

another name for doggy paddle
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