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sidestroke

[sahyd-strohk]Swimming.
noun
  1. a stroke in which the body is turned sideways in the water, the hands pull alternately, and the legs perform a scissors kick.
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verb (used without object), side·stroked, side·strok·ing.
  1. to swim the sidestroke.
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Origin of sidestroke

First recorded in 1750–60; side1 + stroke1
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British Dictionary definitions for sidestroke

sidestroke

noun
  1. a type of swimming stroke in which the swimmer lies sideways in the water paddling with his arms and making a scissors kick with his legs
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