Origin of natation
Examples from the Web for natation
Here, write immediately: 'The quay of the cole de Natation is to be finished during next campaign.'Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete|Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
Indeed one of these was in flood, and they never could have crossed it had it not been for Otter's powers of natation.The People Of The Mist|H. Rider Haggard
It has long legs, the better to wade with, and webbed feet admirably adapted to natation.Glimpses of Indian Birds|Douglas Dewar
I wondered at what period of their lives they had acquired their dexterity at natation.The Bible in Spain|George Borrow
Never, I think, did any swimmer in like circumstances perform such a remarkable feat of natation.
Word Origin for natation
1650s, from Latin natationem (nominative natatio), noun of action from past participle stem of natare "to swim" (see natant).