- a stroke in which the body is turned sideways in the water, the hands pull alternately, and the legs perform a scissors kick.
- to swim the sidestroke.
Origin of sidestroke
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- 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