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noun Swimming.
a propelling motion of the legs in which they move somewhat like the blades of a pair of scissors, used in the sidestroke.
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Origin of scissors kick

First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for scissors kick

scissors kick

noun
a type of swimming kick used esp in the sidestroke, in which one leg is moved forward and the other bent back and they are then brought together again in a scissor-like action
football a kick in which the player leaps into the air raising one leg and brings up his other leg to kick the ball
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